Housing Authority City of Linden

1601 Dill Avenue
Linden, Union County, New Jersey 7036

Housing Authority City of Linden is a Public Housing Agency in Linden, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 16th, 2019, Housing Authority City of Linden has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open until an application limit is reached.

Housing Authority City of Linden serves Linden.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Application Limit
Linden, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority City of Linden Waiting Lists

Open Until Application Limit: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Linden (HACL) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, from February 15, 2019 at 9:00 am ET, until 500 applications are submitted. 

Linden, NJ is approximately 20 miles southwest from New York City, NY.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the HACL office, located at 1601 Dill Avenue, Linden, New Jersey 07036, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed to the HACL Office, 1601 Dill Avenue, Linden, New Jersey 07036.

This waiting list has a preference: Live or work in the city of Linden.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preference.

For more information visit the HACL website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (908) 298-3820.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/21/2019.

Other Housing Authority City of Linden Waiting Lists

Closed: Linden, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Linden (HACL) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Linden, NJ is approximately 20 miles southwest from New York City, NY.

For more information visit the HACL website.

Last Updated on 06/21/2019.

About Housing Authority City of Linden

More information about Housing Authority City of Linden can be found on its website at http://www.lindenhousingauthority.org. Representatives of Housing Authority City of Linden may be available by phone at (908) 298-3820. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/16/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority City of Linden 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 Housing Authority City of Linden Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority City of Linden manages 316 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 308 8
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $887 $1,240
Monthly Cost $273,316 $9,917

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority City of Linden

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 14% having issued approximately 23 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 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 $18,925 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 48% 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 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, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

92% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 73% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority City of Linden Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 25% 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

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Housing Authority City of Linden voucher holders in 2016 was $460 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $953. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $116.



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 Housing Authority City of Linden

Ann J Ferguson Towers

1601 Dill Ave
Linden, NJ
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