Section 8 Housing Q&A

Below are a few frequently asked questions:

Q: Where can I go to find out more information on the Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program?

A: The link below will take you to the HUD website that will provide you with information on the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Q: Is the Montclair Section 8 Program accepting applications for their waiting list?

A: The Township of Montclair Section 8 Program waiting list is closed until further notice. 

Q: Where can I go to find out information on landlord/tenant laws in New Jersey?

A: The link below will provide you with a thorough explanation of landlord/tenant laws in New Jersey.

Q: Does the Montclair Housing Office provide emergency housing assistance?

A: No, our office does not provide any such assistance. It might be best to research a county or state office to find out how to obtain emergency housing assistance of any kind.

Q: Does the Montclair Housing Office keep a list of vacant units located in Montclair that may be available for rent?

A: Anyone seeking housing in Montclair should probably search housing websites such as Craigslist,, Trulia, etc. to locate where available rental units are located in Montclair.

Q: Is the waiting list for the Township’s Housing Choice Voucher Program ( Section 8 ) accepting any new applicants?

A: At the present time, we are not accepting any new applications for individuals seeking to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Q: If I have a Section 8 voucher and I want to port to the Township of Montclair, how do I start the process?

A: Information in regard to “porting” to Montclair from another jurisdiction can be found at the following link (