Hamilton Township Housing Authority

2090 Greenwood Avenue
Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey 8650

Hamilton Township Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Hamilton Township Housing Authority serves Hamilton Township.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Hamilton Township, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Hamilton Township Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During 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.

Hamilton Township Housing Authority Website: http://www.hamiltonnj.com/hud.

Hamilton Township Housing Authority Phone: (609) 890-3675.

Closed: Hamilton Township, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Hamilton Township Housing Authority (HTHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in August, 2018; and prior to that in August, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Hamilton Township, NJ is located about 5 miles east of Trenton, NJ.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.                

This waiting list had the following preferences: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally; Persons with Disabilities; Veterans. There are additional preferences, but the HTHA would not confirm them.

250 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HTHA website, or call the office at (609) 890-3675.

Last Updated on 10/13/2018.

About Hamilton Township Housing Authority

More information about Hamilton Township Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.hamiltonnj.com/hud.

Representatives of Hamilton Township Housing Authority may be available by phone at (609) 890-3675. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/29/2021, it is not known if Hamilton Township 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 Hamilton Township Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Hamilton Township 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 as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 160 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $734 $679
Monthly Cost $117,446 $2,036

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hamilton Township 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 17 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $18,152 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% 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 51% 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, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

71% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 62% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hamilton Township Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% include at least one person with a disability. 13% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 32% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

45% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 1% 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 Hamilton Township Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $459 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $921. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $129.



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.