Bayonne Housing Authority
PO Box 277
Bayonne, Hudson County, NJ


Section 8 HCV 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.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Housing Authority of the City of Bayonne (HACB) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please Note: The waiting list for public housing is approximately 4 to 5 years.

The HACB offers three public housing communities with 1,279 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, you must visit the HACB office to pick up an application, located at 30 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ 07002 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address above. No documents are needed at this time.

The HACB does have a preference for applicants who live and/or work in the City of Bayonne,

More information can be found by visiting the HACB website at, or by calling 201-339-8700 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Bayonne Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 1,279 affordable rental units. It also administers 252 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Bayonne 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 Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Bayonne Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (84%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (16%) to that of all housing authorities in New Jersey, Bayonne 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 New Jersey.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Bayonne Housing Authority scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2007 and a low score of 78 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Jersey is 77.39.

Bayonne Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average New Jersey housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Bayonne Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 88. The scores for properties managed by Bayonne Housing Authority range from a high of 88 to a low of 87.

The highest scoring property in the Bayonne Housing Authority portfolio is Back Bay Grdns and the lowest scoring property is Hook Vlg/kvk Annex.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Bayonne Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Bayonne Housing Authority owns and manages 1279 public housing units in 3 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Bayonne Housing Authority is $336.00 compared to the state average of $391.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of New Jersey ranges from a low of $252.00 to a high of $685.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 2013)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Bayonne Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 6/10/11 Plan
2010 9/3/10 Plan
2009 8/16/09 Plan
2008 9/26/08 Plan
2007 7/14/07 Plan
2006 6/30/06 Plan
2005 6/24/05 Plan
2004 6/28/04 Plan
2003 6/17/03 Plan
2002 6/27/02 Plan
2001 6/12/01 Plan
2000 6/26/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size


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