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What is regional preference?

Many municipalities provide regional preference to households who live or work within the region. Under regional preference, in region households will be contacted before households who live or work outside of the region.  

In order to qualify for regional preference, the applicant must provide proof that they live in the region and/or that their job requires them to work in the region. 

To find out if a municipality has regional preference, go to your Affordable Homes New Jersey Profile and select "Join or Leave" Waiting Lists.  It will indicate whether there is a preference for applicants who live or work within the region.