About Boonton Housing Authority

The Boonton Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Boonton, New Jersey.

The Boonton Housing Authority serves Boonton.

Boonton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Boonton, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

Please note: The Boonton Housing Authority covers Boonton, NJ.

The Boonton Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from October 2016 until November 2016; and prior to that from March 2015 until May 2015, and from January 2013 until March 2013.

Boonton, NJ is about 20 miles northwest of Newark, NJ.

Please note: 

  • This application puts applicants in consideration for both the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing waiting lists. Applicants who wish to apply to both programs only need to submit one application.
  • This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the online application.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the BHA office.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Working, elderly, disabled, veteran, education program.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (973) 335-0846.

Last Updated on 11/14/2016.

Waiting List: Closed

Please note: The Boonton Housing Authority covers Boonton, NJ.

The Boonton Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications, from October 11, 2016 until November 14, 2016.

Boonton, NJ is about 20 miles northwest of Newark, NJ.

Please note: 

  • This application puts applicants in consideration for both the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing waiting lists. Applicants who wish to apply to both programs only need to submit one application.
  • This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
To apply, download and print the online application here.

Copies of the following documentation is required of all household members: Birth certificate, Social Security Card, all bank and investment statements, INS information, drivers licence, passport, picture ID card, proof of divorce, proof of household income, proof of child support and case number, proof of residency.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

Boonton Housing Authority
Waiting List Application Information
125 Chestnut Street
Boonton, NJ 07005-1130

This waiting list has the following preferences: Working, elderly, disabled, veteran, education program.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, read the BHA public notice, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (973) 335-0846.

Last Updated on 11/14/2016.


About the Boonton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Boonton Housing Authority manages 154 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 153 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $879 $658
Monthly Cost $134,541 $658

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Boonton 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 11% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $19,115 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 48% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 46% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

57% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 35% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Boonton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 44% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 28% 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 Boonton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $529 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $967. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $113.



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.