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Section 8 Department:


Section 8 Contact Information

Due to calls, faxes, COVID-19 Virus at this time we will not have any contact with the public.

Until further notice we will only be taking phones calls, faxes, mail, and email.

Contact numbers: 908-769-6335

Fax: 908-769-5253

Monique Brown ext. *625# Senior Housing Assistant Tech

Barry Person ext. *626# Senior Housing Inspector

Timothy Anderson ext. *622# Tenant Interviewer

Kesha Washington *624# Tenant Interviewer -

Clyde Hare ext. *606# FSS Coordinator

Vanessa Hollard ext. *630# Shelter Based Plus Coordinator


25 MAR

12:00 am - Opening of Waiting List Applications

07 APR

11:59 pm - Closing of Waiting List Applications


7 years

Section 8 NEWS:




Senior Housing - Open

HCV - Closed

Joanne Hollis Gardens - Open

Online Pre-Application

Waiting List Status

Landlord Access

Landlord Balance

Portability Payment




Public Housing


Tenant Balance

Housing Authority of Plainfield Section 8 waiting list is now





500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.  The wait time to receive a voucher is approximately 7 years.


Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your application with the housing authority.


If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating application information.


Please note: Applicants will be placed on this waiting list by random lottery, meaning the time you submit the pre-application has no effect on your position on the waiting list. There are cases of applicants flooding the website as soon as a scheduled online waiting list opens, causing the website to crash for a period of time. If the website is down, it will eventually be back up to accept pre-applications.


This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of their preferences, it is likely applicants who do qualify will have a long wait to receive assistance, or will not receive assistance from this office.


To apply, complete the online pre-application. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish. Computers and smart phones may be used to access the pre-application.


If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local library.


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