Affordable Housing Opportunities

You should put your name on as many waiting lists as possible when looking for affordable housing. Waiting lists are not shared between towns, housing developments, administrative agents, etc., and fill up very quickly, so putting your name on all available lists will increase your chances of finding housing.

Other Affordable Housing Opportunities in NJ:

Current Income Limits For Applicants

Affordable Housing Opportunities - Printable Handout

Affordable purchase units (condominiums) are available at the four properties listed below. Information on how to apply can be found below.

  • Eden Lane - Boxwood Court (Off Eden Lane), Whippany
  • Hanover Hills - Vista Drive (Off Ridgedale Avenue), Cedar Knolls
  • Oak Ridge - Whippanong Way (Corner of Whippany Road & Parsippany Road), Whippany
  • Sunrise at Hanover - Sunrise Drive (Off Parsippany Road), Whippany

All of our purchase units are non-age-restricted.

Housing Partnership

The Housing Partnership is the administrator of all of the Township’s affordable purchase units. They handle the application and waitlist process, unit and owner compliance and tracking, re-sales, and re-finances. Please contact the Housing Partnership directly for more information at 973-659-9222.

How Do I Apply/Get On the Waitlist?

Please contact the Housing Partnership and request to be added to their "Interested Parties List" by calling Carol Mugele at 973-659-9222 extension 302 or filling out the pre-application form online. The Township does not have paper pre-applications, you must contact Housing Partnership to be added to the list. Once on the "Interested Parties List," you will begin to receive notifications about available homes. To be eligible to apply for the homes, you will be required to first take a HUD-approved Homebuyer Education workshop. More information about the workshop can be found on the Housing Partnership’s website.

Information For Current Owners

If you wish to sell, please email the Housing Partnership or call 973-659-9222 and indicate your desire to sell your property.  Housing Partnership will provide you with the maximum resale price, an intent to sell form, and the proper procedures for selling your property. The Partnership’s fee for this service, including securing a buyer and assuring that you and the buyer comply with all state regulations and guidelines, is 1.25 percent of the selling price.

If you wish to refinance or take out a home equity loan, you must first contact the Housing Partnership as the Administrative Agent. To bring your home into compliance with the New Jersey State Affordable Housing Regulations, N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.1et.seq, you must apply to the Housing Partnership, which determines your eligibility to proceed. You may not refinance any greater than 95 percent of your maximum resale price. Since this transaction must be filed with the County you will need to provide a $75 check or money order made out to the Housing Partnership to cover the cost of recording. Send an email or call 973-659-9222 before contacting a lender!

Remember, your unit must be your primary residence. You may not rent out your unit. Doing so may result in violations and fines, as outlined in Ordinance 49-2019.

If you are at risk of foreclosure or are having difficulty paying your mortgage, you can contact the Housing Partnership’s foreclosure intervention office at 973-659-1414. They offer free foreclosure counseling and guidance on the NJ HomeKeeper Program for the unemployed and other available programs.

State Housing Assistance & Resources

Please contact the State of New Jersey for more information about these programs.
  • HousingHelpNJ.org - New Jersey renters, landlords, and homeowners seeking information on the latest housing rules, assistance grants, legal assistance, or help working out a rental repayment plan can find answers on this website. The one-stop website includes a toll-free phone number, 888-691-3002, that New Jerseyans can call to be connected with Volunteer Lawyers for Justice for legal help dealing with eviction filings, or with members of community group partners that can act as mediators if a tenant needs help working out a deal with a landlord to pay back rent in arrears without going to court.
  • New Jersey Department of Community Affairs - Assistance includes the following programs: Emergency Housing Grants, Homelessness Prevention, Section 8, State Rental Assistance Program (RAP)
  • New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) - Assistance includes the following programs: Down Payment Assistance (DPA), Foreclosure Mediation Assistance, various mortgage options
  • New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC) - NJHRC is a FREE, online searchable registry of affordable and accessible housing units throughout the State of New Jersey