DCA Launches Program Eligibility Screening Tool Called DCAid

DCA Launches Program Eligibility Screening Tool Called DCAid

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Housing and Community Resources (DHCR) announced the launch of “DCAid,” a new user-friendly eligibility screening tool designed to help New Jersey residents find available housing-related assistance programs for which they may qualify at DCA.
The DCAid eligibility screening tool can be accessed at: https://www.nj.gov/dca/dcaid.
The DCAid tool is a quick and simple process that allows people to find out if they are eligible for housing assistance programs, utility assistance, homelessness prevention services, and other programs that will help to improve their quality of life.
The eligibility screening process is a series of questions that takes approximately 1-2 minutes to complete. Users can find out if they are eligible for DCA services that provide assistance with rent, including the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and the State Rental Assistance Program, heating costs, utility bills, removal of lead hazards in the home, Veterans Affair Supportive Housing (VASH), weatherization assistance, and homelessness prevention programs. The results, based on general income and household information entered, will provide the user with a brief description of eligible programs with contact information for the agency where the user can apply.
The DCAid program tool is available to New Jersey residents. Non-New Jersey residents are advised to contact their residing state for further information on how to access housing-related programs. People in emergency situations should dial NJ 2-1-1 for information on immediate assistance.