Housing Assistance

The Housing Assistance office oversees programs that prevent homelessness and help people move out of temporary shelters and into stable, permanent housing. The office administers housing assistance programs such as the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP), the Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Program (Section 8) and the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP).

(609) 292-4080



Housing Production

The Housing Production office assists in the development of affordable housing units for income-eligible families.

Contact:  Lorissa Luciani
Email:  Lorissa.Luciani@dca.nj.gov
Phone: (609) 777-4161



Energy Assistance

Energy Assistance: Low-Income eligible households that are having a difficulty paying their heating and cooling bills can contact this office for financial assistance and help in weatherizing their homes.

Phone: (800) 510-3102



Community Services

The Community Services office provides Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding to provide funds to help alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities with health, education, employment, and housing needs. This Office also manages the Individual Development Account program which works toward empowering working families to save money to buy a home, create a business, or attend higher education as well as two Office of Recreation grants.

Contact: Kate Butler, Administrator


 For additional information, call Lisa Costello at609-292-0631 or email her at Lisa.Costello@dca.nj.gov

Neighborhood Programs

The Neighborhood Programs office administers a mix of state and federally funded neighborhood-based programs. The Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded program that provides grant funds to non-entitlement municipal and county governments for housing rehabilitation, public capital improvement projects and economic develop projects that benefit low income people.  The State’s Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program provides community based non-profit groups with corporate funding for implementing neighborhood revitalization plans. Activities undertaken with these funds include low income housing, economic development, supportive services, improvements to streetscape and public open space, and community outreach activities.   

Contact: Bradley Harrington