Rahway Housing Authority
165 E Grand Avenue, Rahway, New Jersey 07065

732-499-0066

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Rahway Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 274 affordable rental units. It also administers 188 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Rahway Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 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 Rahway Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (59%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (41%) to that of all housing authorities in New Jersey, Rahway 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, Rahway Housing Authority scored an average of 96 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 88 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Jersey is 77.39.

Rahway 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.

Rahway Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 84. The scores for properties managed by Rahway Housing Authority range from a high of 85 to a low of 83.

The highest scoring property in the Rahway Housing Authority portfolio is J F Kennedy and the lowest scoring property is Glendenning Hms.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Rahway Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

Waiting List Status:


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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2

Public Housing Projects

274

Public Housing Units

188

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type