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New Brunswick Housing Authority

7 Van Dyke Avenue
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey 8901

New Brunswick Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of June 19th, 2021, New Brunswick Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

New Brunswick Housing Authority serves New Brunswick.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Schwartz Homes and Robeson Village Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior Housing Open Until Further Notice
New Brunswick, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open New Brunswick Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Holiday Notice: Housing Authority offices may be closed Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.

Due to 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.

Open Until Further Notice: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The New Brunswick Housing Authority (NBHA) waiting list for Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NBHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NBHA, as of June 1, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (732) 745-5157.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/02/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Schwartz Homes and Robeson Village Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The New Brunswick Housing Authority (NBHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments at Schwartz Homes and Robeson Village is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NBHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NBHA, as of June 1, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (732) 745-5157.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/02/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The New Brunswick Housing Authority (NBHA) waiting list for Senior Housing (62+) apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NBHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NBHA, as of June 1, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (732) 745-5157.

Last Updated on 06/02/2020.

Other New Brunswick Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: New Brunswick, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The New Brunswick Housing Authority (NBHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 1, 2020, until June 15, 2020. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the NBHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NBHA via phone, as of June 1, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 11/29/2020.

About New Brunswick Housing Authority

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

Representatives of New Brunswick Housing Authority may be available by phone at (732) 745-5157. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

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 06/19/2021, it is not known if New Brunswick Housing Authority 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 New Brunswick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, New Brunswick Housing Authority manages 859 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 566 7 189 30
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,063 $942 $1,217 $1,213
Monthly Cost $601,439 $6,593 $229,974 $36,395

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by New Brunswick Housing Authority

Riverside Urban Renewal

1 Riverside Dr
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Sb Hoffman Pavilion

75 Neilson St
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Providence Square II Litc 0907

55 Harvey St
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Schwartz Hms

19 Carter Rd
New Brunswick, New Jersey