The Supportive Housing Connection is a partnership between the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), formed to administer DHS rental subsidies to individuals served by DHS.

The Supportive Housing Connection will provide:

  • Landlord outreach and training
  • Rental and other housing assistance
  • Unit referrals and inspections
  • Resident inquiry resolution services

Note: DHS distributes all new rental subsidies and makes the determination of who is eligible to receive them. There are no new rental subsidies available at this time.

Landlord and Provider Portal Logins

The Applicant/Tenant/Property Owner portals are your centralized online location for all necessary agreements, forms, tenant information, payments, inspections and more.  The system has been updated and as of February 2019, all transactions MUST be made through Assistance Connect.  If you have an old account on the previous portal, please register a new account with Assistance Connect (link below). 

All three (Applicant/Tenant/Property Owner) portals can be accessed through the Assistance Connect link below:
https://www.assistancecheck.com/. A pin number is required to create the account.  If you have not received a pin number in writing, please contact Customer Service at: SHC-CustomerService@dca.nj.gov or call us toll free at 844-216-6988.

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Contact the SHC

Contact us via email at SHC-CustomerService@dca.nj.gov or call us toll free at 844-216-6988.

Click the link below for a contact list:

SHC Contact List

Program Overview and FAQ Documents

Supportive Housing Connection Program Overview (116k PDF)

Supportive Housing Connection Policies and Procedures (323k PDF)

Supportive Housing Connection Landlord FAQ (139k PDF)

Supportive Housing Connection Tenant FAQ (141k PDF)