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Posted on: May 17, 2019

NJ Department of Community Affairs launches "DCAid" Screening Tool

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The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Housing and Community Resources (DHCR) recently announced the launch of “DCAid,” a new user-friendly eligibility screening tool designed to help New Jersey residents find available utility and housing assistance programs. The eligibility screening process only takes a couple of minutes to complete.

Users can determine if they are eligible for DCA services that provide assistance with the following:

  • Heating costs
  • Utility bills
  • Rent (including the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and the State Rental Assistance Program)
  • Removal of lead hazards in the home
  • Veterans Affair Supportive Housing (VASH)
  • Weatherization assistance
  • Homelessness prevention programs

    The results, based on general income and household information entered, will provide a brief description of eligible programs with contact information for the agency where the user can apply.

    People in emergency situations should dial NJ 2-1-1 for information on immediate assistance.


DCAid Eligibility screening tool
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