New Brunswick Housing Authority

7 Van Dyke Avenue
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
(732) 745-5157

New Brunswick Housing Authority is a public housing agency in New Brunswick, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of November 17th, 2018, New Brunswick Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

New Brunswick Housing Authority serves New Brunswick.

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Other New Brunswick Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: New Brunswick Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The New Brunswick Housing Authority (NBHA) 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. 

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The New Brunswick Housing Authority (NBHA) is not accepting Conventional Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. Select waiting lists were last open in February 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application in the Home News Tribune.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been postmarked by March 5, and mailed to the NBHA.

For more information, visit the NBHA website, or call the office at (732) 745-5157.

Last Updated on 03/02/2018.

About New Brunswick Housing Authority

More information about New Brunswick Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.newbrunswickhousing.org/.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (732)-745-5157.

How To Update Your Application

Call (732) 745-5157.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/17/2018, it is not known if New Brunswick Housing Authority is aborbing 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 New Brunswick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, New Brunswick Housing Authority manages 821 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 493 10 216 31
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,103 $951 $1,084 $1,005
Monthly Cost $543,920 $9,510 $234,195 $31,154

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for New Brunswick Housing Authority

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 6% having issued approximately 90 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 59 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $17,335 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 50% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

45% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

89% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 54% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the New Brunswick Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% 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. 26% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 6% 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 New Brunswick Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $435 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $789. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $110.



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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