Housing Authority of Bergen County

One Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey
(201) 336-7600

Open today from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Housing Authority of Bergen County is a public housing agency in Hackensack, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of January 21st, 2019, Housing Authority of Bergen County has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Lehmann Gardens Disabled Other Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Hasbrouck Heights Senior Housing (62+) Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Franklin Lakes Disabled Supportive Housing Other Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Emerson Veterans Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Bergen County serves Bergen County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Lehmann Gardens Disabled Open Indefinitely
Hasbrouck Heights Senior Housing (62+) Open Indefinitely
Franklin Lakes Disabled Supportive Housing Open Indefinitely
Emerson Veterans Open Indefinitely
Bergen County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of Bergen County Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Lehmann Gardens Disabled Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) Disabled Project-Based Rental Assistance waiting list for apartments at Lehmann Gardens is currently open, until further notice.

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

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Download and print the application online here.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be signed and returned to:

River Vale Senior Housing
430 Cedar Lane
River Vale, NJ 07675

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 here.

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 12/21/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Hasbrouck Heights Senior Housing (62+) Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) Senior (62+) waiting list for apartments at Hasbrouck Heights Senior Housing is currently open, 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."

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Download and print the application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be signed and returned to:

Housing Authority of Bergen County
300 Highland Avenue
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

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 here.

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 12/21/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Franklin Lakes Disabled Supportive Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) Disabled Supportive Housing waiting list for apartments at Franklin Lakes Supportive Housing is currently open, until further notice

To apply, complete the online application here.

The waiting list has 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 here.

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 01/04/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Emerson Veterans Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) Emerson Veterans waiting list is currently open, until 100 applications are accepted.

To apply, complete the online application here.

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

For more information visit the HABC website here.

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 01/04/2019.

Other Housing Authority of Bergen County Waiting Lists

Closed: Bergen County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher 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 01/18/2019.

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/.

HCV Portability Status

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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Bergen County manages 3,672 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,958 75 158
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $974 $826 $972
Monthly Cost $2,880,212 $61,938 $153,518

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.


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Apartment Communities managed by Housing Authority of Bergen County

Brookside Gardens

239 Murray Hill Ter
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Subsidized
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