Housing Authority City of Linden

1601 Dill Avenue, Linden, NJ

There are no open waiting lists offered by Housing Authority City of Linden. Go to the New Jersey Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the New Jersey Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Linden, New Jersey Section 8 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.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Linden (HACL) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed.  Applications were last accepted from February 15, 2019 at 9:00 am ET, until an unconfirmed closed date. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

    There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

    1. Print the online application,
    2. Pick up an application at the HACL office.

    Once the paper application was completed, it was mailed to the HACL Office.

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

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

    The waiting list closed after 500 applications were submitted.

    For more information visit the HACL website.

    Last Updated on 03/18/2020.

    About Housing Authority City of Linden

    About the Housing Authority City of Linden Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

    As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority City of Linden manages 307 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

    The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

    Standard Ported Out
    Vouchers 294 13
    Monthly Cost Per Voucher $955 $1,202
    Monthly Cost $280,777 $15,631
    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 Apartments Operated by Housing Authority City of Linden

    Ann J Ferguson Towers

    1601 Dill Ave
    Linden, New Jersey