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Housing Authority of Bergen County

One Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey 7601

Housing Authority of Bergen County is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. As of June 19th, 2021, Housing Authority of Bergen County has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of Bergen County serves Bergen County but does not serve Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Englewood, Fort Lee and Lodi.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Lehmann Gardens Disabled Open Until Further Notice
Limited Hasbrouck Heights Senior Housing Open Until Further Notice
Franklin Villa Apartments, Veteran Open Until Further Notice
Carucci Apartments Open Until Further Notice
Bergen County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Montvale Commons 1-Bedroom Disabled Project-Based Voucher Closed
Franklin Lakes Disabled Supportive Housing Closed
Emerson Veterans Closed
Franklin Heights Apartments Senior Closed

Open Housing Authority of Bergen County 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.

Housing Authority of Bergen County Website: http://www.habcnj.org/.

Housing Authority of Bergen County Phone: (201) 336-7600.

COVID-19 Update:  Affordable Housing Online has confirmed that the Franklin Heights Waiting List is postponed. Affordable Housing Online has not yet confirmed if the other waiting lists are still open. As of April 7, 2020, the Housing Authority of Bergen County website says:

"All HABC in-office operations have been temporarily suspended and all staff will be working remotely."

More information can be found here

 

Open Until Further Notice: Lehmann Gardens Disabled Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) waiting list for Disabled Project-Based Rental Assistance waiting list for apartments at Lehmann Gardens is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2018, until further notice.

Please note: This garden apartment complex is specifically designed for people who use wheelchairs.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The waiting list has the following preferences: Live, work or training in Park Ridge; wheelchair users; elderly; non-elderly disabled.

For more information visit the HABC Our Buildings page, or the HABC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Park Ridge, New Jersey.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (201) 336-7600.

Last Updated on 06/19/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Limited Hasbrouck Heights Senior Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) waiting list for Senior (62+) apartments at Hasbrouck Heights Senior Housing is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2018 until further notice.

Please note: According to the HABC, the waiting list is "only open to those currently working, training, or residing in Hasbrouck Heights."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The waiting list has the following preferences: Current resident of Hasbrouck Heights, working or training in Hasbrouck Heights, elderly.

For more information visit the HABC Our Buildings page, or the HABC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (201)336-7600.

Last Updated on 06/19/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Franklin Villa Apartments, Veteran Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Franklin Villa Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May 2021, until further notice.

  • Franklin Villa Apartments, are located at 188 Franklin Street, Northvale, NJ 07647

Please note: The HABC website states " Eight One Bedroom Apartments are set aside for special needs disabled and/or homeless veteran households. Applications currently available to Veterans Only".

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HABC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HABC on May 18, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Northvale, New Jersey.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (201) 336-7600.

Last Updated on 05/18/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Carucci Apartments Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) Senior waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Carucci Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from May 24, 2021 at 9:00 am ET, until 250 applications have been received.

  • Carucci Apartments, are located at 281 Stuyvesant Ave, Lyndhurst NJ. 

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $38,300
  • 2 Persons $43,800

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live, work, train, or attend school in Bergen County.

250 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HABC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HABC Facebook page public notice on May 17, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the staff at Carucci Apartments, located at 281 Stuyvesant Ave, Lyndhurst NJ, 07071. On May 24, 2021 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Last Updated on 05/24/2021.

Other Housing Authority of Bergen County Waiting Lists

Closed: Bergen County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in January, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Working/Employed, Elderly, Disabled, Job Training or Higher Education, or Referred by Local Assistance Program.

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

For more information, visit the HABC Housing Choice Voucher page here.

Last Updated on 03/16/2019.

Closed: Montvale Commons 1-Bedroom Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) Montvale Commons waiting list is currently closed. Applications for 1-Bedroom, Project Based Voucher units were last accepted from August 12, 2019, until August 16, 2019.

Montvale Commons is located at 150 Nottingham Ct, Montvale, NJ 07645.

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

Written and faxed applications were not accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Disabled households in need of supportive services

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

For more information, visit the HABC website.

Last Updated on 08/19/2019.

Closed: Franklin Lakes Disabled Supportive Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) Disabled Supportive Housing waiting list for apartments at Franklin Lakes Supportive Housing is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

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

The waiting list had the following preferences: Persons who live or work locally, persons with disabilities in need of supportive services, persons who are disabled and wheelchair dependent requiring a fully ADA-compliant unit and in need of supportive services, all other persons with disabilities.

For more information, visit the HABC Our Buildings page, or the HABC website.

Last Updated on 03/20/2020.

Closed: Emerson Veterans Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) Emerson Veterans waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Homeless veterans, Bergen County veterans with service connected disabilities.

For more information, visit the HABC website.

Last Updated on 03/20/2020.

Closed: Franklin Heights Apartments Senior Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) Seniors waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at Franklin Heights Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 18, 2020, until 50 applications were received. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: In order to be eligible to apply, at least one household member/applicant must be 62 years of age or older. 

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

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • Studio apartment: 1 person: $37,350
  • 1-Bedroom apartment:
    • 1 person: $37,350
    • 2 persons: $42,650

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live, work, train, or attend school in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, and Sussex counties will be given preference.

50 applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HABC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HABC public notice, as of August 8, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Northvale, New Jersey.

Last Updated on 08/19/2020.

About Housing Authority of Bergen County

More information about Housing Authority of Bergen County can be found on its website at http://www.habcnj.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Bergen County may be available by phone at (201) 336-7600. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of June 19th, 2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of Bergen County is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 01/03/2014, Housing Authority of Bergen County is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of Bergen County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Bergen County manages 3,812 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,110 63 153
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,074 $981 $1,005
Monthly Cost $3,339,922 $61,791 $153,758

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Bergen County

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 5% having issued approximately 676 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 52 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $16,272 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% 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, 35% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 40% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 7% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

29% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

56% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 25% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Bergen County Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 39% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

53% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 16% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 of Bergen County voucher holders in 2016 was $436 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,057. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $105.



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 of Bergen County

Boiling Springs Gardens

147 Hackensack St
East Rutherford, New Jersey

Highland View Apartments

300 Highland Ave
Palisades Park, New Jersey

Ramsey Mahwah

102 Ramapo Brae Ln
Mahwah, New Jersey

Carucci Apartments

281 Stuyvesant Ave
Lyndhurst, New Jersey

David F. Roche Apartments

2 Aladdin Ave
Dumont, New Jersey

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of Bergen County

Brookside Gardens

239 Murray Hill Ter
Bergenfield, New Jersey
Subsidized