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IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are person (s) with disabilities or person (s) needing assistance in completing this application, please call 609-278-5017 or 609-278-5019 or visit the Admissions & Occupancy office at 875 New Willow St., Trenton, NJ 08618.

Before you begin the application process, please have available your social security card, names and dates of birth of all family members. Also you will need income of all family members. Make sure you have typed correctly all information. HAVE PAPER AND PEN READY TO WRITE DOWN YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER.

Submit only ONE application to the Trenton Housing Authority (THA). Duplicate forms will not be accepted.

Applications can be received online anytime during the wait list period. Applicants will receive a confirmation number to acknowledge successful transmission of the application. By submitting this Application information you are not guaranteed placement into THA developments.

Position on the Wait List may fluctuate up or down depending upon changes in family composition and verification of preferences.
Once you have submitted your application, you will be able to update your information through the THA applicant portal. These changes may include changes to family composition, address, telephone number and income.
You will be notified by mail when your name reaches the top of the waiting list or if we are updating our files. If you do not respond to our notifications, or your letter is returned undeliverable, your name will be removed from the waiting list(s).


  • A applicant must qualify as an individual or family as defined by THA.
  • Head of household must be at least 18 years of age at the time of this Application or an emancipated minor by a court of competent jurisdiction, consistent with New Jersey Law.
  • Family must have annual income at the time of admission that does not exceed the established income limits at the time of admission according to the maximum income by family size established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (USHUD).
  • Applicant and all members of the family must pass a criminal history background check.
  • An Applicant or any member of the family that has ever been convicted of manufacturing or producing methamphetamine on the premises of any federally-assisted housing or any family household member that is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program will not be eligible for housing assistance.
  • Applicant and all members of the family must provide documentation of social security numbers and birth certificates for all family members or certify that they do not have social security numbers or birth certificates at the time of initial eligibility interview.
  • All claims for preferences must be verified at the time of initial eligibility interview.
  • Applicant and all members of the family must meet USHUD requirements on citizenship or immigration status.
  • Applicant or any member of the family who currently owes rent or other amounts to THA or any other housing authority will not be offered assistance until the outstanding balance is paid in full.

The Trenton Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation in the access to, admission into, or employment in, housing programs or activities.

Begin by selecting the program you wish to apply for and entering your social security number:

Date of birth

Select the programs you want to apply to:


Please enter your SSN twice to get started: