Passaic County Housing Authority

401 Grand Street
Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey 7505

Passaic County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Passaic County Housing Authority serves Passaic County but does not serve Clifton, Passaic and Paterson.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Passaic County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Passaic County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During 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.

Passaic County Housing Authority Website:

Passaic County Housing Authority Phone: (973) 881-4369.

Closed: Passaic County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Passaic County Housing Authority (PCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 16, 2019, until September 20, 2019.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Open and print the online application 
  2. Pick up the application from various locations.

Once the application was completed, it must have been postmarked no later than September 20, 2019, and mailed to the Passaic County Public Housing Agency.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Applicants who are living or working in the Agency’s service jurisdiction, Veterans who live and/or work in the Agency’s service jurisdiction will be given an additional preference.

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

For more information, visit the PCHA website.

Last Updated on 09/26/2019.

About Passaic County Housing Authority

More information about Passaic County Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Passaic County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (973) 881-4369. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/29/2021, it is not known if Passaic County 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 Passaic County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Passaic County Housing Authority manages 836 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 826 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $900 $824
Monthly Cost $743,092 $8,242

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Passaic County 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 8% having issued approximately 104 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 52 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 $19,476 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% 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, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

65% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 20% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Passaic County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 28% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Passaic County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $477 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $994. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $113.

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.