Housing Authority of the City of Passaic

52 Aspen Place
Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey 7055

Housing Authority of the City of Passaic is a Public Housing Agency in Passaic, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Passaic serves Passaic.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Passaic, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Alfred Speer Village (AMP I), Public Housing Closed
Handicapped Units, Disabled Public Housing Closed
Passaic Senior Housing LLC Closed
Vreeland Village/Chestnut Gardens Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Passaic Waiting Lists

Closed: Passaic, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Passaic (HACP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted in April, 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen. 

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up the application at one of the following locations:

  • HACP office
  • Department of Recreation & Senior Affairs
  • Passaic Public Library
  • NJ and Reid Memorial Library

Once the application was completed, it must have been hand delivered to the Community Center on April 10, 2017.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Veteran, residents of the City of Passaic, head or spouse working in the City of Passaic.

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

The HACP will notify applicants if they have qualified by mail. Applicants who did not qualify or had an incomplete application will have their application returned to them.

For more information, visit the HACP website.

Last Updated on 10/16/2019.

Closed: Alfred Speer Village (AMP I), Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Passaic (HACP) waiting list for Public Housing apartments at Alfred Speer Village (AMP I) is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 15, 2019, until October 16, 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.

Income limits for each household size were: 

1: $37,350 | 5: $57,600

2: $42,650 | 6: $61,850

3: $48,000 | 7: $66,100

4: $53,300 | 8: $70,400

This waiting list had the following preferences: Applicants who are Passaic Veterans, residents of the City of Passaic and Head or spouse working in the City of Passaic.

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 HACP website.

Last Updated on 10/16/2019.

Closed: Handicapped Units, Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Passaic (HACP) waiting list for Handicapped Public Housing 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 HACP website.

Last Updated on 10/16/2019.

Closed: Passaic Senior Housing LLC Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Passaic (HACP) waiting list for Passaic Senior Housing LLC 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 HACP website.

Last Updated on 10/16/2019.

Closed: Vreeland Village/Chestnut Gardens Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Passaic (HACP) waiting list for apartments at Vreeland Village/Chestnut Gardens is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACP website.

Last Updated on 10/16/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of Passaic

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Passaic can be found on its website at http://www.passaichousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Passaic may be available by phone at (973) 365-6330. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/14/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Passaic 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 City of Passaic Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Passaic manages 1,771 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,400 1 15 41
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $883 $188 $638 $923
Monthly Cost $1,236,147 $188 $9,569 $37,824

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Passaic

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 13% having issued approximately 122 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 91 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $16,737 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 37% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

36% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

97% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Passaic Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 22% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

44% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 20% 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 City of Passaic voucher holders in 2016 was $401 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $970. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $118.



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 of the City of Passaic

Murphy Hecht Apartments

299 Gregory Ave
Passaic, NJ

Speer Village

11 Aspen Pl
Passaic, NJ

Vreeland Village

221 6th St
Passaic, NJ