Newark Housing Authority
500 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102


Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Newark Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 47 projects which contain 8,174 affordable rental units. It also administers 6,590 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Newark Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Newark Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (55%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (45%) to that of all housing authorities in NJ, Newark Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in NJ.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Newark Housing Authority manages 27 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 74. The scores for properties managed by Newark Housing Authority range from a high of 99 to a low of 41.

The highest scoring property in the Newark Housing Authority portfolio is Charlton Gardens and the lowest scoring property is Kretchmer-boyden.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 78% of properties managed by Newark Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


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