Elizabeth Housing Authority
688 Maple Avenue
Elizabeth, Union County, NJ

908-965-2400

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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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13

Public Housing Projects

1,322

Public Housing Units

1,103

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Elizabeth Housing Authority
688 Maple Avenue
Elizabeth, Union County, NJ

908-965-2400

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Elizabeth Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 13 projects which contain 1,322 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,103 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Elizabeth 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 High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Elizabeth Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (55%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (45%) to that of all housing authorities in New Jersey, Elizabeth 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 (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, Elizabeth Housing Authority scored an average of 90 points. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2003 and a low score of 81 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Jersey is 77.39.

Elizabeth 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Elizabeth Housing Authority manages 7 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 76. The scores for properties managed by Elizabeth Housing Authority range from a high of 96 to a low of 0.

The highest scoring property in the Elizabeth Housing Authority portfolio is Ford Leonard Tws and the lowest scoring property is Pioneer Homes.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 86% of properties managed by Elizabeth Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

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 Elizabeth Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 6/22/11 Plan
2010 6/15/10 Plan
2009 6/12/09 Plan
2008 6/13/08 Plan
2007 7/7/07 Plan
2006 6/14/06 Plan
2005 6/9/05 Plan
2004 5/14/04 Plan
2003 5/1/03 Plan
2002 6/26/02 Plan
2001 6/14/01 Plan