New Jersey Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Newark Housing AuthorityOpen
Elizabeth Housing AuthorityNot Open
North Bergen Housing AuthorityOpen
Trenton Housing AuthorityOpen
Perth Amboy Housing AuthorityNot Open
Asbury Park Housing AuthorityNot Open
Long Branch Housing AuthorityOpen
Jersey City Housing Authority Not Open
Housing Authority of the City of CamdenNot Open
Housing Authority of the Borough of LodiNot Open
Bayonne Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of PassaicNot Open
Atlantic City Housing AuthorityOpen
Hoboken Housing AuthorityNot Open
Harrison Housing AuthorityNot Open
Summit Housing AuthorityOpen
Beverly Housing AuthorityNot Open
Burlington Housing AuthorityOpen
Paterson Housing AuthorityNot Open
New Brunswick Housing AuthorityNot Open
Morristown Housing AuthorityOpen
Phillipsburg Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of OrangeOpen
Union City Housing AuthorityOpen
Princeton Housing AuthorityOpen
Hackensack Housing AuthorityOpen
West New York Housing AuthorityNot Open
Rahway Housing AuthorityNot Open
Woodbridge Housing AuthorityNot Open
Garfield Housing AuthorityNot Open
South Amboy Housing AuthorityNot Open
Guttenberg Housing AuthorityNot Open
Irvington Township Housing AuthorityOpen
Florence Housing AuthorityOpen
Plainfield Housing AuthorityNot Open
Highlands Housing AuthorityOpen
Franklin Housing AuthorityNot Open
Edison Housing AuthorityNot Open
Highland Park Housing AuthorityOpen
Hightstown Housing AuthorityNot Open
Red Bank Housing AuthorityNot Open
Carteret Housing AuthorityOpen
Neptune Housing AuthorityNot Open
Bridgeton Housing AuthorityOpen
East Orange Housing AuthorityOpen
Glassboro Housing AuthorityOpen
Boonton Housing AuthorityNot Open
Ocean City Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the Township of LakewoodOpen
Englewood Housing AuthorityNot Open
Berkeley Housing AuthorityNot Open
Belmar Housing AuthorityOpen
Salem Housing AuthorityOpen
Pleasantville Housing AuthorityOpen
Keansburg Housing AuthorityOpen
Millville Housing AuthorityNot Open
Cape May Housing AuthorityOpen
Vineland Housing AuthorityNot Open
Haddon Housing AuthorityOpen
Brick Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority City of LindenNot Open
Bergen County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Dover Housing AuthorityNot Open
Freehold Housing AuthorityNot Open
Cliffside Park Housing AuthorityNot Open
Fort Lee Housing AuthorityNot Open
Borough of Clementon Housing AuthorityOpen
Penns Grove Housing AuthorityOpen
Edgewater Housing AuthorityNot Open
Newton Housing AuthorityOpen
Weehawken Housing AuthorityOpen
Collingswood Housing AuthorityOpen
Wildwood Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the Township of MiddletoOpen
Secaucus Housing AuthorityOpen
Morris County Housing AuthorityOpen
Madison Housing AuthorityNot Open
Buena Housing AuthorityNot Open
Gloucester County Housing AuthorityOpen
Gloucester City Housing AuthorityOpen

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In New Jersey, 80 Public Housing Authorities operate 39,663 public housing rental units in 320 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In New Jersey, out of 80 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 40 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 40 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.