About Bloomfield Township HA

The Bloomfield Township HA is a Section 8 public housing agency in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

The Bloomfield Township HA serves Bloomfield.


About the Bloomfield Township HA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Bloomfield Township HA manages 206 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 205 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $914 $1,071
Monthly Cost $187,415 $1,071

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bloomfield Township HA

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 4% having issued approximately 67 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 112 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 $16,598 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% 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, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

35% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

67% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 42% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bloomfield Township HA Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 19% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 Bloomfield Township HA voucher holders in 2016 was $402 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,300. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $119.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Bloomfield Township HA

100 Llewellyn Ave. #105
Felicity Tower is a 147 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-1 bedroom apartments for rent in Bloomfield. Rents at Felicity Tower are $738-931.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Bloomfield.
Section 236
390 Franklin Street
Heritage Village at Bloomfield is a 82 unit low income housing apartment community in Bloomfield.
400 Hoover Ave
Kinder Towers is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Bloomfield.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units