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DCAid Service Portal

Screening Process

Check to see what benefits you may qualify for. Screening takes about 1-2 minutes to complete, and you will need to provide income information for other programs.


Additional Assistance Programs Provided by New Jersey

DCA has a variety of programs that can help you with rent/heating costs, prevention of eviction, reduction of utility bills, and removal of lead hazards from your home.

Section 8: Housing Choice Voucher Program - Helps low-income families pay rent through a Housing Choice Voucher.
State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) - Helps low-income families pay rent through a State-funded voucher.
Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) - Helps low-income individuals diagnosed with AIDS pay rent through a voucher.
Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) - Helps armed service veterans pay rent with a voucher.
Homeless Prevention Program - Offers help to people facing eviction through payment of back rent.
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) - Offers relocation and temporary rental assistacne to low-income families
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)/Universal Service Fund (USF) - Helps low-income residents with their heating/cooling bills, offers emergency heating system repair and emergency fuel assistance.
American Rescue Plan Utility Relief (ARP)/LIHEAP - Temporary arrearage program that helps low to moderate income residents with their overdue gas and electric payments.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) - Increases home energy efficiency in low-income households and reduces cost of utility bills.
Lead-Safe Home Remediation - Provides lead safe repairs and removal of lead hazards to low income households.
DCAid Service Portal


A guide to the rights and responsibilities of residential tenants and landlords in New Jersey



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Annual Income Limits
Program PAGE USF ARP/LIHEAP Lifeline
Household Size
1 $66,968 $51,520 $40,181 $38,769
2 $87,575 $69,680 $52,545 $45,2700
3 $108,180 $87,840 $64,908
4 $128,786 $106,000 $77,272
5 $149,392 $124,160 $89,635
6 $169,998 $142,320 $101,999
7 $173,862 $160,480 $104,317
8 $178,640 $106,635
9 $196,800 $108,954
10 $214,960 $111,272
11 $233,120 $113,590
12 $251,280 $115,908