Section 8 Housing Assistance

The Section 8 Rental Assistance and Housing Assistance Payments Program of the Township of Union is a federally funded tenant based rental assistance program administered by the Township of Union Housing Agency. The purpose of the program is to provide safe, decent, affordable housing in good repair to the residents of the Township of Union. Eligibility is based on family income under guidelines established by the Federal Government. Current income guidelines are listed below. In order to be eligible, your family income must be lower than the very low-income amount listed for your family size. You will receive a Federal Income Targeted Preference if your income is below 30% of the Median Income.

1 person2 people3 people4 people5 people6 people
30% of Median Income$18,800$21,500$24,200$26,850$29,000$31,150
Very Low Income$31,350$35,800$40,300$44,750$48,350$51,950

The Wait List for Section 8 is currently closed and no applications are being issued at this time. When the list re-opens, an ad will be placed in the local newspaper. Additional information for Section 8 Housing Assistance can be found on the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website.'

Foreclosure Assistance

The Department of Community Affairs and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency recognizes that many New Jersey families are currently going through or facing foreclosure. The State of New Jersey and the federal government provide a variety of programs to assist homeowners. Read more online.