Salem Housing Authority

205 7th Street
Salem, Salem County, New Jersey 8079

Salem Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Salem, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 18th, 2019, Salem Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Salem Housing Authority serves Salem.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Salem Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Salem Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The SHA offers one family public housing community and one senior/disabled public housing community.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the SHA to pick up an application, located at 205 7th St
Salem, NJ, between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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

The SHA does not have a preference. Your application will be placed by date and time received.

For more information the SHA can be reached by calling (856) 935-5022 between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (856)935-5022.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Salem Housing Authority

Representatives of Salem Housing Authority may be available by phone at (856) 265-6207. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/18/2019, it is not known if Salem 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 Salem Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Salem Housing Authority manages 28 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 28
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $639
Monthly Cost $17,886

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Salem Housing Authority

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 $17,134 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 10% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 39% 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.

47% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

71% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 68% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Salem Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 37% 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

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Salem Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $434 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $840. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $174.



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 Operated by Salem Housing Authority

Westside Court Broadway Tws

345 Keasbey St
Salem, NJ