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Highland Park Housing Authority

242 S 6th Avenue
Highland Park, Middlesex County, New Jersey 8904

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

Highland Park Housing Authority serves Highland Park.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Highland Park Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Highland Park 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.

Highland Park Housing Authority Website:

Highland Park Housing Authority Phone: (732) 572-4420.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Highland Park Housing Authority (HPHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The waiting list for family public housing is currently closed.

The HPHA offers three public housing communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the HPHA office to pick up an application, located at 242 South Sixth Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 732-572-4420 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, you must call the housing authority to schedule an interview. 

Be sure to bring these documents with you at the time of you interview: social security cards, birth certificates, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members, and bank statements.

The HPHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list; veteran, or live and/or work in Highland Park.

More information can be found by visiting the HPHA website at, or by calling 732-572-4420 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Highland Park Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Highland Park Housing Authority may be available by phone at (732) 572-4420. 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 Highland 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 Highland Park Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Highland Park Housing Authority manages 239 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 109 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $896 $1,290
Monthly Cost $97,632 $14,187

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Highland 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 1% having issued approximately 124 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.4 persons and has a household income of $17,374 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 76% 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, 17% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 58% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 17% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

13% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 14% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

24% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 15% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Highland Park Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 31% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

64% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 6% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Highland Park Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $471 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $836. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $67.

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 Highland Park Housing Authority

Samuel J Kronman Sc

242 S 6th Ave
Highland Park, New Jersey