About Newark Housing Authority

The Newark Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Newark, New Jersey.

The Newark Housing Authority serves Newark.

Newark Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Newark Housing Authority (NHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for elderly, near elderly, and disabled households.

Please note: The family public housing waiting list is currently closed.

The NHA offers 35 family communities and 10 communities dedicated to senior/disabled households.

To apply, you must visit the NHA office to pick up an application, located at 500 Broad St., Newark, NJ, during normal office hours.

Once your application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The NHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, enrolled in a job or educational training program, Millenium Way Preference, victim of disaster, or the Chadwick Development Preference.

For more information, visit the NHA website, or call the office at (973) 273-6000 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 08/31/2015.

Newark Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

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.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Newark Housing Authority (NHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for elderly, near elderly, and disabled households.

Please note: The family public housing waiting list is currently closed.

The NHA offers 35 family communities and 10 communities dedicated to senior/disabled households.

To apply, you must visit the NHA office to pick up an application, located at 500 Broad St., Newark, NJ, during normal office hours.

Once your application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The NHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, enrolled in a job or educational training program, Millenium Way Preference, victim of disaster, or the Chadwick Development Preference.

For more information, visit the NHA website, or call the office at (973) 273-6000 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 08/31/2015.


About the Newark Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Newark Housing Authority manages 5,473 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 Non-Elderly Disabled Litigation
Vouchers 4,476 6 196 405 76 66
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $844 $822 $822 $857 $856 $860
Monthly Cost $3,775,990 $4,929 $161,141 $347,057 $65,060 $56,765

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.


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