The Union County Housing Assistance Payment Program is funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The purpose of the program is
to help low-income families, elderly residents and the disabled afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. For over 30 years with the
support of our Union County Freeholders (Commissioners as of January 1) the program has been assisting low income families find decent, safe housing at
affordable rents. The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides payments directly to landlords that subsidize the rents for a tenant participating in the program.
The main goals of the program are:
To provide improved living conditions for very low-income families while maintaining their rents at an affordable level.
To assist low income families with decent safe affordable housing.
To provide an incentive to private property owners to rent to lower income families by offering timely rental assistance payments and providing
protection against unpaid rent, damages and vacancy loss.
To administer the program within the applicable regulations.
To promote Fair Housing.
To maintain a high level of standards and professionalism in the day to day management of the program.