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 October 18th, 2019, 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

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 12/27/2018.

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 12/27/2018.

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 10/18/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Newark Housing Authority manages 5,365 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 4,531 5 153 297 65 71
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $819 $1,091 $760 $907 $844 $793
Monthly Cost $3,709,525 $5,455 $116,338 $269,404 $54,828 $56,332

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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