Apply For Housing

All prospective tenants must submit a written application together with other documentation relating to family composition, employment status, income and other relevant matters. Applicants must also submit to background checks on credit history, landlord-tenant history and criminal records. Fair Share Housing Development maintains waiting lists for all apartments and fills apartment vacancies on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Now accepting Applications for one and two bedroom units at The Roosevelt (184 income-restricted townhomes for seniors). Please complete the application and mail back to 1 Ethel Lawrence Blvd. Mount Laurel, NJ 08054. For any additional information about how to apply for housing at The Roosevelt, please contact Michelle Baraka at or call 856-439-9901.

  • Now accepting Applications for two bedroom units at Ethel R. Lawrence Homes III (36 income-restricted townhomes). Please complete the application and mail back to 1 Ethel Lawrence Blvd. Mount Laurel, NJ 08054. For any additional information about how to apply for housing at ERLH III, please contact the Leasing Agent Andrea Cardwell at or call 856-439-9901.

  • Applications for Northgate II are now available online. Download appropriate application by clicking High Rise or Town House. For any additional information about how to apply for housing at Northgate II, please contact the Leasing Agent at or call 856-365-1317.

  • • Now accepting Applications for one, two, and three bedroom units at Evans Francis Estates (53 income-restricted apartments and townhomes). Please complete the pre-application and mail back to 5 Evans Francis Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. For any additional information about how to apply for housing at Evans-Francis Estates, please contact Andrea Cardwell at or call 856-368-3000.

  • Due to the COVID-19 crisis, applications for Ethel R. Lawrence Homes I and II are now available online. Mail completed application to: Ethel Lawrence Homes, 1 Ethel Lawrence Boulevard, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054. If you need further information, email Please note there is a 2-7 year waiting list for ERLH I and II units.

  • The waiting list is open for two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments in our New Sharon Woods complex in Deptford Township.
    Applications can be downloaded by clicking this link. Applications can be picked up or completed applications can be submitted in person at the New Sharon Woods Management Office on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm- and Wednesdays from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at 100 Hillcrest Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080. Applications can also be Faxed to: 856-468-0578 and Emailed to NOTE: The application WILL NOT be accepted if any information or documents are missing. Should you need further information, please call 856-468-0070 to speak with the leasing office.

FSHD is an equal opportunity housing provider. We fully comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act. We do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, handicap, disability, familial status, or national origin. We comply with all state and local fair housing laws.

General Program Eligibility and Application Requirements

  1. All applicants must not exceed applicable program income limits. FSHD has received funding from a variety of government agencies and each of those agencies has its own guidelines for income eligibility.
  2. Applicants must provide copies of social security cards and birth certificates for all family members.
  3. All adult applicants must sign an Authorization for Release of Information.
  4. The unit for which the family is applying must be intended to be the family’s sole residence.
  5. Apartment occupancy cannot exceed a maximum of 2 persons per bedroom.
  6. Applicants must agree to pay the rent required by the funding or subsidy program under which the units are rented.
  7. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who have eligible immigration status as determined by HUD.
  8. We accept applicants with Section 8 vouchers.
  9. All information submitted by an applicant is subject to verification by relevant third parties, e.g. employers, banks, current and past landlords, government agencies, etc.
  10. The various funding and subsidy programs may impose additional application requirements and occupancy restrictions.

Application Process Overview and Waiting Lists

Applicants complete and sign the appropriate application form and submit the hard-copy application with original signatures to FHSD in person. All applications received by FSHD are date/time-stamped. FSHD will review your application and determine whether or not you appear to qualify for the size and type (individual/family or senior/disabled) of unit you are applying for.

If we determine that you are not qualified, we will notify you in writing that your application has been denied. If we determine that you do appear to be qualified, we will also notify you in writing. We will then place your application on our waiting list based on the date that your application was submitted to us.

Waiting Lists and Notification of Apartment Availability

Approximately 30 days prior to an apartment unit becoming available, the next person on the waiting list is notified (generally by letter) by FSHD. FSHD staff will make an appointment for the applicant to visit FSHD’s management office to update their information. (Note that all applicants must be ready, willing and able to move when their name comes up on the waiting list. Applicants who are contacted by FSHD about apartment availability may refuse the opportunity one time only while still remaining on the waiting list. Upon a second refusal, the applicant’s name will be removed from the waiting list).

FSHD will then commence the background checks and other data verification that is required. FSHD will obtain a credit report and a criminal background check. We will also investigate your landlord-tenant history. You can expect this part of the application process to be fully completed in two to three weeks.

Approval and Move-In

If you meet all of our criteria, we will approve your application and notify you that you have been approved for move-in. When you come in to sign your paperwork, you will be asked to pay one month’s rent and a security deposit equal to one and one-half months’ rent (money order only).