Cliffside Park Housing Authority

500 Gorge Road
Cliffside Park, Bergen County, New Jersey 7010

Cliffside Park Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Cliffside Park, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Closed

Other Cliffside Park Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Cliffside Park Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Cliffside Park Housing Authority

Representatives of Cliffside Park Housing Authority may be available by phone at (201) 941-0655. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/18/2019, it is not known if Cliffside Park 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 Cliffside Park Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Cliffside Park Housing Authority manages 680 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 322 8
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $951 $1,134
Monthly Cost $306,206 $9,068

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Cliffside Park 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 4% having issued approximately 84 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $16,190 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% 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, 25% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 45% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

22% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 19% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

47% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Cliffside Park Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 27% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

51% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 11% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Cliffside Park Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $403 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,033. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $89.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Cliffside Park Housing Authority

Riverview Tws

500 Gorge Rd
Cliffside Park, NJ