PLEASE VISIT US AT 530 HECKMAN STREET, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ TO PICK UP AN APPLICATION PACKET OR CALL US AT (908) 859-0122 TO HAVE A PACKET MAILED TO YOU. PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE HOW MANY HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHEN REQUESTING A PACKET.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT EMAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS. APPLICATION AND ALL FORMS MUST HAVE ORIGINAL SIGNATURES.
TO APPLY FOR HOUSING, YOU MUST FIRST COMPLETE AND RETURN YOUR COMPLETE PACKET WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURES TO OUR OFFICE. WE WILL PROCESS YOUR APPICATION BY COMPLETING ALL BACKGROUND AND LANDLORD CHECKS. WITHIN 4-6 WEEKS FROM THE DATE WE RECEIVE YOUR "COMPLETE" APPLICATION PACKET, YOU WILL BE MAILED A LETTER STATING WHETHER YOU ARE ELIGIBLE OR INELIGIBLE.
To be eligible for assistance, applicants must meet the definition of a single person or family as defined by Federal law. Eligibility determination is based on anticipated annual income. The head of household must be at least 18 years of age or older. Applications for the PHA will be taken Monday through Thursday from 10:00AM -2:00PM. Once an application is complete, the application will be assigned an appropriate place on the waiting list, according to the date and time of application, type and size of the unit required and local preferences defined by the PHA policy. Ineligible applicants will be notified in writing along with the reason for denial. Any false statements made on your application will cause you to be disqualified.
The Housing Authority of the Town of Phillipsburg has closed the waiting list for the One (1) Bedroom & Two (2) Bedroom low income family units with the exception of local preference.
Applications will still be accepted for families qualifying for Three (3) and Four (4) Bedroom low income units and for the Senior/Disabled High Rises.
Once the waiting list is re-opened, a notice will be posted online and in our office.
• Income/ Most recent Income Tax Return & W-2's/ Pay Stubs for the past 3 months
• Birth Certificates for every member on the application
• Social Security Cards for every member on the application
• Name and address of previous landlords
• Name and address of employer for every member who is employed
• Assets for every member on application
• Veterans Papers
• Proof of residency(Photo ID and one additional form)
ONCE YOU ARE OFFERED A UNIT, ONLY THOSE MEMBERS WHO ARE LISTED ON YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE ON YOUR LEASE AND ABLE TO RESIDE IN YOUR UNIT.