Bridgeton Housing Authority

110 E. Commerce Street
Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey 8302

Bridgeton Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Bridgeton, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 21st, 2019, Bridgeton Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Bridgeton Housing Authority serves Bridgeton.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Bridgeton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Bridgeton Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The BHA offers seven communities for families and senior/disabled individuals, located throughout Bridgeton. For a complete list of each community the BHA offers, follow this link.

To apply for public housing, visit the BHA to pick up an application, located at 110 East Commerce St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302, during normal office hours.

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

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the BHA website at http://www.bridgetonpha.org/, or by calling 856-451-4454 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 (856)451-4454.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Bridgeton Housing Authority

Representatives of Bridgeton Housing Authority may be available by phone at (856) 451-4454. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/21/2019, it is not known if Bridgeton 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 Bridgeton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Bridgeton Housing Authority manages 163 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 159
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $692
Monthly Cost $110,082

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bridgeton 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 32% having issued approximately 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 78 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $16,552 per year. 85% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% 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 52% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

52% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 43% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bridgeton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 39% 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 Bridgeton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $418 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $912. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $174.



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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