Boonton Housing Authority
125 Chestnut Street
Boonton, Morris County, NJ


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Boonton Housing Authority (NJ)'s waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program opened in March 2015 and closes on May 15, 2015.

Application (PDF) can be downloaded from their website:

There is only ONE (1) waiting list for Boonton's Section 8 Voucher Program and it's Low-Income Public Housing Program. When you submit your application, you are automatically applying for both programs. When your name reaches the top of the waiting list, you are offered assistance from whichever program has an opening. You can't apply for only 1 of these programs.

When applying, you will need to include copies of the following documents for all persons included on the application:

  • Any and all bank current bank or investment statements
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security cards
  • INS information
  • Drivers licenses
  • Passports
  • Picture ID cards
  • Proof of divorce
  • Proof of household income (6 current or recent check stubs)
  • Proof of child support and case number
  • Proof of residency (utility / cable bill)

You can not drop off the completed forms and information at the office; they can be accepted via U.S. Mail, FedEx and/or UPS delivery. Send application and all information to:

  Boonton Housing Authority
  Waiting List Application Information
  125 Chestnut Street
  Boonton, NJ 07005-1130

Preferences are not know at this time nor is how the waiting list will be selected.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Boonton Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 74 affordable rental units. It also administers 159 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Boonton Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Boonton Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (32%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (68%) to that of all housing authorities in New Jersey, Boonton Housing Authority has a smaller 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, Boonton Housing Authority scored an average of 79 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 90 in 2007 and a low score of 69 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Jersey is 77.39.

Boonton 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.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Boonton Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 66. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Riverview Apts/chestnut Cottages has 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. Boonton Housing Authority owns and manages 74 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Boonton Housing Authority is $592.00 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 Boonton Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 10/1/10 Plan
2008 9/22/08 Plan
2007 10/4/07 Plan
2006 9/15/06 Plan
2005 11/2/05 Plan
2004 9/2/04 Plan
2003 9/8/03 Plan
2002 9/5/02 Plan
2001 9/26/01 Plan
2000 9/26/00 Plan

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