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

973-335-0846 http://www.boontonhousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Boonton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on November 14th, 2016.

Please note: The Boonton Housing Authority covers Boonton, NJ.

The Boonton Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from October 2016 until November 2016; and prior to that from March 2015 until May 2015, and from January 2013 until March 2013.

Boonton, NJ is about 20 miles northwest of Newark, NJ.

Please note: 

  • This application puts applicants in consideration for both the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing waiting lists. Applicants who wish to apply to both programs only need to submit one application.
  • This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the online application.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the BHA office.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Working, elderly, disabled, veteran, education program.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (973) 335-0846.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Boonton Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update November 14th, 2016.

Please note: The Boonton Housing Authority covers Boonton, NJ.

The Boonton Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications, from October 11, 2016 until November 14, 2016.

Boonton, NJ is about 20 miles northwest of Newark, NJ.

Please note: 

  • This application puts applicants in consideration for both the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing waiting lists. Applicants who wish to apply to both programs only need to submit one application.
  • This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
To apply, download and print the online application here.

Copies of the following documentation is required of all household members: Birth certificate, Social Security Card, all bank and investment statements, INS information, drivers licence, passport, picture ID card, proof of divorce, proof of household income, proof of child support and case number, proof of residency.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

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

This waiting list has the following preferences: Working, elderly, disabled, veteran, education program.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, read the BHA public notice, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (973) 335-0846.

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 (hud.gov, 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

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