North Bergen Housing Authority

6121 Grand Avenue
North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey 7047

North Bergen Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in North Bergen, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 16th, 2019, North Bergen Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

North Bergen Housing Authority serves North Bergen.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open North Bergen Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The North Bergen Housing Authority (NBHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families in need of one bedroom units and senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The two and three bedroom family unit waiting list is currently closed.

The NBHA offers three communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and one family community with 172 units ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

There are three ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 201-868-8605 during normal office hours.
2. Visit the NBHA to pick up an application, located at 6121 Grand Ave., North Bergen, NJ 07047, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered or mailed to the address listed above.

The NBHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: involuntarily displaced, displaced local resident, victim of domestic violence, live or work in North Bergen, Displaced non local resident, and non residents who work in North Bergen.

More information can be found by visiting the NBHA website at  http://www.northbergenhousing.com/, or by calling 201-868-8605 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (201)868-8605.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.

About North Bergen Housing Authority

More information about North Bergen Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.northbergenhousing.com. Representatives of North Bergen Housing Authority may be available by phone at (201) 868-8605. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/16/2019, it is not known if North Bergen 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 North Bergen Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, North Bergen Housing Authority manages 341 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 326 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $916 $938
Monthly Cost $298,486 $14,063

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for North Bergen 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 9% having issued approximately 49 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $17,529 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 31% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

36% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

84% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the North Bergen Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 48% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 North Bergen Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $413 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,250. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $73.



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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