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Newark Housing Authority

500 Broad Street
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey 7102

Newark Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Newark, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 6th, 2020, Newark Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Newark Housing Authority serves Newark.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Newark, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Family Public Housing Closed

Open Newark Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Newark Housing Authority Website: http://www.newarkha.org/.

Newark Housing Authority Phone: (973) 273-6600.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Newark Housing Authority (NHA) Senior/Disabled Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least 2000, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, pick up an application at the Newark Housing Authority located at 500 Broad Street, 1st Floor, Newark, New Jersey, 07102; Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm ET. 

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be:

  1.     Dropped off at the Newark Housing Authority at the address above, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  2.     Mailed to the Newark Housing Authority at 500 Broad Street, 1st Floor, Newark, New Jersey, 07102.                

This waiting list has the following preferences: Persons 62 years old or older.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the NHA Senior/Disabled Portfolio page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (973) 273-6000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/22/2019.

Other Newark Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Newark, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Newark Housing Authority (NHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the NHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher page here.

Last Updated on 12/27/2018.

Closed: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Newark Housing Authority (NHA) Family Public Housing waiting list is currently closed

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

There were no preferences, but the NHA states that a residency preference may be added in the future.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the NHA Family Portfolio page here.

Last Updated on 10/22/2019.

About Newark Housing Authority

More information about Newark Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.newarkha.org/.

Representatives of Newark Housing Authority may be available by phone at (973) 273-6600. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/06/2020, it is not known if Newark 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 Newark Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Newark Housing Authority manages 5,369 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled Litigation
Vouchers 4,583 5 146 269 66 68
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $821 $1,091 $725 $857 $755 $794
Monthly Cost $3,764,847 $5,455 $105,874 $230,640 $49,820 $53,992

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Newark 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 5% having issued approximately 1,012 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 54 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $15,247 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% 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 52% 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, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

53% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 78% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Newark Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 21% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Newark Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $403 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $911. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $108.



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 Newark Housing Authority

City View Landing Family

195 W Kinney St
Newark, New Jersey
$883-1,101
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Bradley Court

46 N. Munn Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Stephen Crane Elderly NJ2-22C

900 Franklin Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Accessible
Accessible
62+

Otto E. Kretchmer Elderly NJ2-21A

991 Frelinghuysen Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Accessible
Accessible
62+

James C. White Manor

516 Bergen St
Newark, New Jersey
62+
Accessible
Accessible

Baxter Terrace Elderly

25 Summit Street
Newark, New Jersey
62+
Accessible
Accessible

West Kinney Gardens Phase I - A

333 Springfield Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Spruce Gardens

268 Prince St
Newark, New Jersey

Montgomery Height

671 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Newark, New Jersey
$997-1,355
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Seth Boyden Elderly NJ2-21E

120 Dayton St
Newark, New Jersey
62+
Accessible
Accessible

Pennington Court

201 South St
Newark, New Jersey

Stephen Crane Village

38 Clara Maass Dr
Newark, New Jersey

Hyatt Court

72 Roanoke Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Felix Fuld

113 Rose St
Newark, New Jersey

Terrell Homes

23 Riverview Ter
Newark, New Jersey

Gigi Foushee Towers

99 Lincoln St
Newark, New Jersey

City View Family

147 W Kinney St
Newark, New Jersey

Charlton Gardens

198 Spruce St
Newark, New Jersey

Oriental Village

60 Oriental St
Newark, New Jersey

Kemsco

55 Oriental St
Newark, New Jersey

Bellemead - Fifteen Avenue Village

281 16th Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Betty Shabazz Village

4 Irvine Turner Blvd
Newark, New Jersey

Clinton Ave Townhomes

180 Peshine Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Jose Rosario Village

114 Sherman Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Otto Kretchmer Homes

296 Dayton St
Newark, New Jersey

Riverside Villa

100 Riverside Ct
Newark, New Jersey

Townhomes at South Point

683 Hunterdon St
Newark, New Jersey

Century 21

724 Hunterdon Street
Newark, New Jersey

Bradley Court I

46 N. Munn Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Chadwick Avenue Village

201 Chadwick Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Claremont

553 S 17th St
Newark, New Jersey

Janice Cromer Village

289 Broadway
Newark, New Jersey

Millennium Way

69 Elizabeth Avenue
Newark, New Jersey

Oak Brook Square

239 West Bigelow Street
Newark, New Jersey

Oscar Miles Village

182 Court St
Newark, New Jersey

Park Place

534 South 12th Street
Newark, New Jersey

Serenity Village

114 Sherman Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Townhomes At North Point

33 Triton Terrace
Newark, New Jersey

Woodland Village

683 Hunterdon Street
Newark, New Jersey

Wynona Lipman Gardens

32 Ruggerio Plaza
Newark, New Jersey

Bradley Court II

93 Seventh Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Otto E. Kretchmer Elderly NJ2-17

26 Van Vechten St
Newark, New Jersey
62+

Redevelopment

557 Chancellor Avenue
Irvington, New Jersey

Seth Boyden Elderly NJ2-21F

46 Evergreen Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Accessible
Accessible
62+

Stephen Crane Elderly NJ2-016

60 Cedar Ln S
Newark, New Jersey
Accessible
Accessible
62+

Stephen Crane Elderly NJ2-22D

801 North 6th Street
Newark, New Jersey
Accessible
Accessible
62+

Low Income Housing Managed by Newark Housing Authority

Stella Gardens

185 Broome St
Newark, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers