Newark Housing Authority
500 Broad Street
Newark, Essex County, NJ

973-273-6600

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47

Public Housing Projects

8,174

Public Housing Units

6,590

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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500 Broad Street
Newark, Essex County, NJ

973-273-6600

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Newark Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 47 projects which contain 8,174 affordable rental units. It also administers 6,590 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Newark 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 Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Newark Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (55%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (45%) to that of all housing authorities in New Jersey, Newark 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, Newark Housing Authority scored an average of 57 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 29 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Jersey is 77.39.

Newark Housing Authority has an average score that is less 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.

Newark Housing Authority manages 28 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 72. The scores for properties managed by Newark Housing Authority range from a high of 99 to a low of 0.

The highest scoring property in the Newark Housing Authority portfolio is Charlton Gardens and the lowest scoring property is Montgomery Height-i.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 75% of properties managed by Newark 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 Newark Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 3/23/11 Plan
2010 5/2/10 Plan
2009 3/30/09 Plan
2009 3/30/09 Plan
2008 5/13/08 Plan
2007 4/29/07 Plan
2005 3/23/05 Plan
2004 4/1/04 Plan
2003 3/19/03 Plan
2002 3/25/02 Plan
2001 3/30/01 Plan
2000 5/2/00 Plan