Housing Authority Town of Dover

215 E Blackwell Street
Dover, Morris County, New Jersey 7801
(973) 361-9444

Housing Authority Town of Dover is a Public Housing Agency in Dover, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of June 18th, 2019, Housing Authority Town of Dover has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Morris County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on June 28th, 2019.

Housing Authority Town of Dover serves Morris County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Morris County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Public Housing Closed

Open Housing Authority Town of Dover Waiting Lists

Open Now: Morris County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Submit your application between June 3rd, 2019 at 08:30 AM ET and June 28th, 2019 at 04:30 PM ET
  3. Check if you qualify for the following preferences: Elderly;  Live, Work, or Attend School Locally;  Veterans;  Disabled
  4. Check your status on the waiting list. After preferences, applications will be ordered by date and time.

Waiting List Details

The Housing Authority Town of Dover (HATD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from June 3, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., until June 28, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

To apply, complete the online application. The application is available in English and Spanish. Applications will not be accepted by mail or in person.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in Dover; Head of household, spouse or co-head are disabled, elderly, or veterans.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the HATD website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via phone at (973) 361-9444, or email to admin@doverhousing.org..

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/04/2019.

Other Housing Authority Town of Dover Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority Town of Dover (HATD) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen. 

For more information, visit the HATD website.

Last Updated on 06/04/2019.

About Housing Authority Town of Dover

More information about Housing Authority Town of Dover can be found on its website at http://www.doverhousing.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/18/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority Town of Dover 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 Town of Dover Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority Town of Dover manages 238 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 187 1 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $696 $742 $778
Monthly Cost $130,093 $742 $38,881

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority Town of Dover

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 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $18,021 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 80% 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, 22% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 57% 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.

16% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 13% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

63% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 16% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority Town of Dover Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 55% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 35% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

56% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 8% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Town of Dover voucher holders in 2016 was $430 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $606. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $112.



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 Town of Dover

Senior Citz Bldg

215 E Blackwell St
Dover, NJ
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