Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy

881 Amboy Avenue
Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey 8862

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

Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy serves Perth Amboy.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

 The Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy (HACPA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.


According to the HACPA website, it will send out a public notice through local newspapers and other agencies when the waiting list reopens.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Perth Amboy Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.

About Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy can be found on its website at http://www.perthamboyha.org/. Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy may be available by phone at (732) 826-3110. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/15/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy 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 Perth Amboy Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy manages 1,260 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 624 35 99 54
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $964 $965 $936 $1,042
Monthly Cost $601,606 $33,769 $92,699 $56,256

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy

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 4% having issued approximately 262 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 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 69 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 $18,236 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 35% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 43% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

32% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 11% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

40% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Perth Amboy voucher holders in 2016 was $480 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,196. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $145.



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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