Weehawken Housing Authority

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Open: Weehawken Housing Authority Public Housing

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Weehawken Housing Authority (WHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The WHA does not have a family public housing program.

The WHA offers one public housing community with 99 units dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed to 525 Gregory Ave., Weehawken, NJ. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The WHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: rent burden, displaced, substandard living conditions.

More information can be found by visiting the WHA website at http://weehawkenha.com/, or by calling 201-348-4188 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)348-4188.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

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About Weehawken Housing Authority

525 Gregory Avenue, Weehawken, NJ (201) 348-4188

Weehawken Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 449 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Weehawken Housing Authority is located in Weehawken, NJ.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

About the Weehawken Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Weehawken Housing Authority manages 350 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 247 8
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $908 $1,065
Monthly Cost $224,312 $8,517
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 11% having issued approximately 20 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $15,870 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% 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 61% 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, 20% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 51% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 8% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

18% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 16% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% 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 13% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Weehawken Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 22% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 27% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Weehawken Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $388 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $772. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $56.

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.