Summit Housing Authority
512 Springfield Avenue
Summit, Union County, NJ


Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Summit Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 5th, 2015.

The Summit Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please Note: The current wait time for family public housing is approximately 5 to 10 years.

The SHA offers one public housing community with 195 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the SHA to pick up an application, located at 512 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the address listed above.

The SHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Summit, elderly, disabled, or employed.

More information can be found by visiting the SHA website at, or by calling 908-273-6413 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Summit Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 195 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Summit Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Summit Housing Authority is among the 21% of New Jersey housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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 Summit Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 12/18/09 Plan
2009 3/17/09 Plan
2008 1/18/08 Plan
2007 1/19/07 Plan
2006 2/23/06 Plan
2005 2/15/05 Plan
2004 2/24/04 Plan
2003 11/4/02 Plan
2002 12/13/01 Plan
2001 1/16/01 Plan
2000 3/31/00 Plan