Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison

24 Central Avenue
Madison, Morris County, New Jersey 7940

Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison serves Madison.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Madison, NJ Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Scattered Sites Family Affordable Housing Closed
Rexford S. Tucker Apartments Senior Affordable Housing Closed
RAD Family Closed
RAD Senior Closed

Other Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison Waiting Lists

During 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 the Borough of Madison Website: https://www.rosenet.org/238/Housing-Authority.

Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison Phone: (973) 377-0258.

Closed: Madison, NJ Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison (HABM) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted in 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the application available online.
  2. Email the HABM to request an application.
  3. Pick up an application at the HABM office.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed or hand delivered to the drop box outside of the HABM office.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Living and/or working in Madison, NJ.

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

For more information, visit the HABM website.

Last Updated on 09/15/2020.

Closed: Scattered Sites Family Affordable Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison (HABM) Family Affordable Housing waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Scattered Sites is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on May 15, 2021; or until 400 applications were received. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

  • Scattered sites include:
    • 20-24 Belmont Ave/ 24-32 Community Place / 20-28 John Ave
    • 30 Loantaka Way / 70-72 Park Ave / 80 Park Ave

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:

  • 1 Person $54,950 | 5 Persons $84,800
  • 2 Persons $62,800 | 6 Persons $91,100
  • 3 Persons $70,650
  • 4 Persons $78,500

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Regional Preference for Essex, Morris, Union & Warren County residents

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

For more information, visit the HABM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HABM on April 1, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 05/15/2021.

Closed: Rexford S. Tucker Apartments Senior Affordable Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison (HABM) Senior Affordable Housing waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Rexford S. Tucker Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on May 15, 2021; or until 400 applications were received. 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.

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

  • 1 Person $54,950 | 5 Persons $84,800
  • 2 Persons $62,800 | 6 Persons $91,100
  • 3 Persons $70,650
  • 4 Persons $78,500

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Regional Preference for Essex, Morris, Union & Warren County residents

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

For more information, visit the HABM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HABM on April 1, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 05/15/2021.

Closed: RAD Family Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison (HABM) waiting list for RAD Family apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HABM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HABM on April 2, 2021.

Last Updated on 04/02/2021.

Closed: RAD Senior Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison (HABM) waiting list for RAD Senior apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HABM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HABM on April 2, 2021.

Last Updated on 04/02/2021.

About Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison

More information about Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison can be found on its website at https://www.rosenet.org/238/Housing-Authority.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison may be available by phone at (973) 377-0258. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/29/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison 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 of the Borough of Madison Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison manages 471 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
Vouchers 154 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $902 $858
Monthly Cost $138,887 $858

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison

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 53% having issued approximately 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 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 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $26,395 per year. 78% of households were very low income (VLI) and 44% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 64% 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, 27% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 58% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 16% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

22% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 17% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

36% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 11% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison Housing Choice Voucher program, 8% include at least one person with a disability. 18% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 7% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

62% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 13% with 3 or more bedrooms. 5% 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 the Borough of Madison voucher holders in 2016 was $572 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $681. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $100.



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 the Borough of Madison

Madison Ha

15 Chateau Thierry Ave
Madison, New Jersey