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Edgewater Housing Authority

300 Undercliff Avenue
Edgewater, Bergen County, New Jersey 7020

Edgewater Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Edgewater Housing Authority serves Edgewater.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Edgewater Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Edgewater Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Edgewater Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Holiday Notice: Housing Authority offices may be closed Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Edgewater Housing Authority Website:

Edgewater Housing Authority Phone: (201) 943-6000.

Closed: Edgewater Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Edgewater Housing Authority (EHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for pre-application distribution for one day in February 2016, and for pre-application submission for two weeks in March 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Edgewater, NJ is about 10 miles northwest of New York, New York.

Please note: 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 visit the EHA office to obtain a pre-application. Pre-applications were only available for one day in February 2016. If you did not obtain a pre-application during that opening period, you were not able to submit a pre-application during the submission period.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been hand delivered to the EHA.

The following preference has been identified: Live or work in Edgewater, NJ.
Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission, by order of preferences.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. 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. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.

For more information, visit the EHA website, or call the office at (201) 943-6000.

Last Updated on 12/01/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Edgewater Housing Authority (EHA) is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Edgewater Housing Authority

More information about Edgewater Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Edgewater Housing Authority may be available by phone at (201) 943-6000. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/19/2021, it is not known if Edgewater 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 Edgewater Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Edgewater Housing Authority manages 662 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 133 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,055 $1,215
Monthly Cost $140,344 $3,646

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Edgewater 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 10% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $17,653 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% 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, 26% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 55% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 11% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

18% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 16% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

44% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Edgewater Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 17% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 19% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

66% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 22% with 2 bedrooms and 12% 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 Edgewater Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $455 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $944. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $82.

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 Apartments Operated by Edgewater Housing Authority


300 Undercliff Ave
Edgewater, New Jersey

Low Income Housing Managed by Edgewater Housing Authority

Undercliff Apartments

377 Undercliff Avenue
Edgewater, New Jersey