Hunterdon County Division of Housing
PO Box 2900
Flemington, Hunterdon County, NJ


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Hunterdon County Division of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

The Hunterdon County, New Jersey Department of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list was last open on April 11, 2014.  At that time, the opening was conducted as a random lottery.

To view the status of the waiting list go here:

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.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Hunterdon County Division of Housing administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 477 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Hunterdon County Division of Housing is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Hunterdon County Division of Housing is among the 25% of New Jersey housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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, Hunterdon County Division of Housing scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 85 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Jersey is 77.39.

Hunterdon County Division of Housing 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)

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 Hunterdon County Division of Housing.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 12/17/09 Plan
2009 12/18/08 Plan
2008 6/30/08 Plan
2007 1/10/07 Plan
2006 12/22/05 Plan
2005 2/24/05 Plan
2004 2/24/04 Plan
2003 10/12/02 Plan
2002 12/10/02 Plan
2001 2/6/01 Plan
2000 3/31/00 Plan