Housing Authority of Plainfield

This housing agency serves Plainfield, New Jersey.

Waiting List
Closed: Plainfield, New Jersey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Allen Young Apartments, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Housing Authority of Plainfield Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Joanna Hollis Garden, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Richmond Towers, Efficiency and 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Plainfield, New Jersey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental housing assistance in Plainfield, New Jersey.

The Housing Authority of Plainfield (HAP) last accepted Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from December 18, 2023 at 9:00 am, until December 22, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET. This waiting list was last open in April, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply while the waiting list was open, applicants were required to complete the online application. 

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live or work in the City of Plainfield.
  • Veterans.

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

For more information, visit the HAP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAP public notice on December 15, 2023.

Closed: Allen Young Apartments, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Plainfield, New Jersey.

The Housing Authority of Plainfield (HAP) last accepted Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for Allen Young Apartments from June 16, 2022, until June 30, 2022. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply while the waitlist was open, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not been confirmed.

It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAP public notice on December 15, 2023.

Closed: Housing Authority of Plainfield Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Plainfield, New Jersey.

The Housing Authority of Plainfield (HAP) last accepted Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list applications from an unknown open date, until the earliest confirmed close date of December 15, 2023. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply while the waiting list was open, applicants were required to complete the online application. 

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live or work in the City of Plainfield.
  • Veterans.

It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAP application page on December 15, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Joanna Hollis Garden, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Plainfield, New Jersey.

The Housing Authority of Plainfield (HAP) is accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Joanna Hollis Garden from the earliest confirmed open date of December 15, 2023, until further notice. This is the first time the waiting list has been open since it closed in December, 2017.

To apply while the waiting list is open, complete the online application

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in the City of Plainfield.
  • Veterans

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

For more information, visit the HAP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAP application page on December 15, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Richmond Towers, Efficiency and 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Plainfield, New Jersey.

The Housing Authority of Plainfield (HAP) is accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for Efficiency and 1-Bedroom apartments at Richmond Towers Apartment from the earliest confirmed open date of December 15, 2023, until further notice.

To apply while the waiting list is open, complete the online application

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in the City of Plainfield.
  • Veterans

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

For more information, visit the HAP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAP application page on December 15, 2023.

About The Agency

Housing Authority of Plainfield provides affordable housing for up to 1,197 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

510 East Front Street, Plainfield, NJ

Visit Website(908) 769-6335

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Housing Authority of Plainfield?

Housing Authority of Plainfield serves 1,067 low-income households. The agency manages 915 Housing Choice Vouchers and 326 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Housing Authority of Plainfield?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 75 percent of households served by Housing Authority of Plainfield. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 95 percent of Housing Authority of Plainfield households.

How many Housing Authority of Plainfield residents are employed?

Working adults head 320 households and make up 30 percent of households served by Housing Authority of Plainfield.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Housing Authority of Plainfield?

There are 800 female-headed renter households living in Housing Authority of Plainfield housing. Households headed by females are 75% of those served by the Housing Authority of Plainfield.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Housing Authority of Plainfield renters?

Black 790
Asian-Pacific Islander 11
White 85
Hispanic 192

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Housing Authority of Plainfield?

There are 554 households headed by seniors served by the Housing Authority of Plainfield. Senior households are 52% of households in Housing Authority of Plainfield housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Housing Authority of Plainfield housing?

There are 234 persons with disabilities living in Housing Authority of Plainfield housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 22% of households served by the Housing Authority of Plainfield.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Housing Authority of Plainfield?

The Housing Authority of Plainfield is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Housing Authority of Plainfield open new waiting lists?

Housing Authority of Plainfield’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on December 18, 2023 and closed on December 22, 2023.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Housing Authority of Plainfield

Allen Young Apartments

300 Central Ave, Plainfield, New Jersey 07060

Richmond Towers

520 E Front St, Plainfield, New Jersey 07060

bed Studio
payment Subsidized

Joanne Hollis Gardens

317 Plainfield Ave, Plainfield, New Jersey 07060

bed 1-4
payment Subsidized

Elmwood Square

532 W. 2nd St., Plainfield, New Jersey 07060

bed 2-3
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