Bayonne Housing Authority

549 AVENUE A
Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey 7002

Bayonne Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Bayonne, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 19th, 2019, Bayonne Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Bayonne Housing Authority serves Bayonne.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Bayonne Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Bayonne (HACB) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please Note: The waiting list for public housing is approximately 4 to 5 years.

The HACB offers three public housing communities with 1,279 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, you must visit the HACB office to pick up an application, located at 30 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ 07002 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address above. No documents are needed at this time.

The HACB does have a preference for applicants who live and/or work in the City of Bayonne,

More information can be found by visiting the HACB website at http://www.bayonneha.org/, or by calling 201-339-8700 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (201)339-8700.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.

About Bayonne Housing Authority

Representatives of Bayonne Housing Authority may be available by phone at (201) 339-8700. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/19/2019, it is not known if Bayonne Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Bayonne Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Bayonne Housing Authority manages 251 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 245 1 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $855 $695 $832
Monthly Cost $209,361 $695 $4,159

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bayonne Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 7% having issued approximately 58 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 72 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $16,491 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

42% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

63% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 20% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bayonne Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 6% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Bayonne Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $423 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,609. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $101.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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