Applying for Housing Assistance with the Millville Housing Authority




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Application Process


In order to submit an application to receive housing assistance through the Millville Housing Authority’s public housing program, you must first determine if the public housing program waiting lists are open and accepting applications from the general public. Interested individuals or family members may contact the Millville Housing Authority's front desk at (856)825-8860, extension 1000, and inquire as to whether or not the public housing program's waiting lists are open. Normal business hours are Monday through Fridays from 8:30-4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

Pre-Application Phase


If the waiting lists are open, a family/individual will begin the registration process by mailing in a pre-application form to the Millville Housing Authority business office. When registering with the housing authority, some brief information will be obtained from you and a pre-application form will be mailed or provided to you to complete and return to the Millville Housing Authority for further processing. Once returned the pre-application form is date and time-stamped, and entered into the Housing Authority’s computer system. The pre-application form is sorted by a property management software program according to bedroom size, date and time of when the pre-application form was returned to the housing authority, and any local admission preferences that are being claimed by the family/individual. At that time, an applicant is considered to be on the waiting list with a position. Please take note that while the public housing program waiting lists are open, persons with disabilities may contact the Millville Housing Authority to receive a pre-application form through the mail or make alternate arrangements to complete the pre-application form. Pre-application forms are available in an accessible format upon request from a person with a disability. The Millville Housing Authority does not accept photocopied, duplicated, faxed, or non-original pre-application forms. Additionally, the Millville Housing Authority does not accept any pre-application form that is returned on behalf of a segment of an applicant’s registered household. All applicants are required to respond, in writing, to periodic request from the Millville Housing Authority to update information on their pre-application form or to determine their continued interest in receiving housing assistance. An applicant's failure to provide information to or respond to Millville Housing Authority mailings will result in the applicant being removed from the waiting list. Once removed from the waiting list an applicant must wait until the public housing program waiting lists reopens to the general public to reapply. For families/individuals living in an unstable housing situation or are homeless, it is strongly recommended that on the pre-application form you list the address and telephone numbers of multiple family members and/or friends who can get in contact with you within a 24 hour time period. If this is not possible, you should obtain a post office box and check it frequently for correspondence from the housing authority.


Final Application Phase


Once an applicant’s pre-application form nears the top of the waiting list, someone from the Millville Housing Authority’s wait list department will contact the family/individual to schedule an eligibility interview and begin the process of determining if the household meets HUD and Millville Housing Authority established eligibility criteria.

At this time, the housing authority will begin verifying any applicant claimed admission preference that is listed on the applicant’s pre-application form. Any claimed admission preference must exist at the time it is being verified by the housing authority. The length of time an applicant is or has been on the waiting list is not a consideration for preference verification. Award of an admission preference is based on the applicant’s current status and condition, not some other measurement.

Items that will be verified to determine qualification for admission into the Millville Housing Authority’s public housing program include, but are not limited to:

• Claimed Admission Preferences
• Family composition and type (elderly/non elderly)
• Annual Income
• Assets and Asset Income
• Deductions from Annual Income
• Social Security Numbers of all family members
• Citizenship or eligible immigration status
• Applicant screening information such as criminal history reports, prior landlord references, utility payment information, housekeeping standards, and rent payment history

After the verification process has been completed, the Millville Housing Authority will make a final determination of program eligibility. The decision is based on information provided by the family/individual, the verifications that are completed by the housing authority, and the applicant screening process as set forth within the Millville Housing Authority Admission and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP). If all eligibility requirements have been met and all information that was provided to the housing authority verifies as accurate and current, an applicant is determined eligible to receive assisted housing. The Millville Housing Authority will extend an offer of housing assistance to the family/individual. If all eligibility requirements have not been met and/or all information that was provided to the housing authority does not verify as accurate and/or current, then an applicant is determined to be ineligible to receive assisted housing. The Millville Housing Authority will not extend an offer of housing assistance to the denied family/individual. If the housing authority denies admission to an applicant, an applicant is provided with an opportunity to request an applicant denial hearing in accordance with established hearing procedures that are set forth within the Millville Housing Authority Admission and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP). Check on a Filed Application

Applicants can check their status on the Millville Housing Authority’s wait list by calling the business office (856)825-8860 and asking to speak with the wait list manager.


The Millville Housing Authority is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Please call (856) 825-8860 for more information. Se habla espanol.