Weehawken Housing Authority
525 Gregory Avenue
Weehawken, Hudson County, NJ

201-348-4188

Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Weehawken Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

The Weehawken Housing Authority (WHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.


Please note: The WHA does not have a family public housing program.

The WHA offers one public housing community with 99 units dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed to 525 Gregory Ave., Weehawken, NJ. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The WHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: rent burden, displaced, substandard living conditions.

More information can be found by visiting the WHA website at http://weehawkenha.com/, or by calling 201-348-4188 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Weehawken Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 99 affordable rental units. It also administers 350 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Weehawken Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Weehawken Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (22%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (78%) to that of all housing authorities in New Jersey, Weehawken Housing Authority has a smaller 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, Weehawken Housing Authority scored an average of 83 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 97 in 2009 and a low score of 62 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Jersey is 77.39.

Weehawken 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)

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 Weehawken Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 1/6/10 Plan
2009 1/5/09 Plan
2008 12/6/07 Plan
2007 11/27/06 Plan
2006 12/12/05 Plan
2005 11/3/04 Plan
2004 11/26/03 Plan
2003 10/17/02 Plan
2002 11/21/01 Plan
2001 5/10/01 Plan
2000 3/23/00 Plan