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Edison Housing Authority

14 Rev. Samuel Carpenter Boulevard
Edison, Middlesex County, New Jersey 8820

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

Edison Housing Authority serves Edison.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Closed

Other Edison Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Edison Housing Authority Phone: (908) 561-2525.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Edison Housing Authority

Representatives of Edison Housing Authority may be available by phone at (908) 561-2525. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/10/2020, it is not known if Edison 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 Edison Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Edison Housing Authority manages 365 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, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 229 63 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $921 $725 $1,230
Monthly Cost $210,948 $45,646 $12,295

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Edison 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 3% having issued approximately 110 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 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 $22,988 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 47% 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 48% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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.

50% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 66% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Edison Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% 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. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Edison Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $581 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,321. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $148.



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 Edison Housing Authority

Julius C Engel Gardens No Edison Gardens

1A Graham Ave
Edison, New Jersey

Julius C Engel Gardens No Edison Gardens

B1 Willard Dunham Dr
Edison, New Jersey