Everything You Need to Know about the Opening of the Lakewood Township Section 8 Program

As earlier reported, the Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program (LTRAP) announced that new applications will be accepted from very low income households and individuals (including single persons, disabled persons, and elderly persons). In accordance with the Administrative and Annual Plans, preference is given to applicants who reside, work, or have been hired to work, in Lakewood Township.

LTRAP also assigns preferences based on total household assets. In each preference group preference will be given first to households with assets of less than $50,000 plus $5,000 for each child.

Additionally, disabled, handicapped or elderly single person households and families will be given preference over other single households.

The following is an overview of the application intake process.

Applications will be accepted online only, on their website at www.ltrap.org, under the Participant Information Tab, How to Apply.

Applications may be submitted beginning 9:00 AM on March 29, 2022 until 5:00 PM on April 12, 2022.

A total of 3,000 applications will be selected by a lottery from all the applications that are submitted online. The lottery will be conducted by the software developed for the applications intake program. LTRAP is not involved at all in the lottery process.

Applications selected in this lottery will be placed on the Waiting List in the order that they are selected by the lottery, and ranked with all selection preferences detailed above. All applications not selected in the lottery will be discarded. Results of the application selection will be available on our website. Please note that only one application may be submitted. The software will not allow duplicate applications to be submitted.

All applicants must be at least 18 years or older to apply. Disabled persons may request a reasonable accommodation to assist them in the application process, by contacting the office at 732-367-0660 during business hours.

This program is a federal rent subsidy program designed to help lower income persons afford decent housing on the private market by allowing them to pay rent based on a portion of their gross income. Eligibility is based upon income limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 75% of all new admissions to the program must be from a targeted group of extremely low income families. If your income is not extremely low you may not be helped as soon as someone whose income is extremely low.

This program is independent of any other similar Housing Assistance Program. Persons who have previously applied for Section 8 Rental Assistance with another agency must file a new application to be considered for eligibility in this program. If you are currently on a waiting list for rental assistance or for public housing with another agency, you may remain on that waiting list while applying to LTRAP.
It is the stated policy of LTRAP that the program will be administered without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex or national origin. The federal Section 8 program funds are limited; not all applicants will be assisted.

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