About Weehawken Housing Authority

The Weehawken Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Weehawken, New Jersey.

The Weehawken Housing Authority serves Weehawken.

Weehawken Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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.

Summary

  • What: Weehawken Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Those Displaced by Government Action. Those who Live in Substandard Housing. Households that are Rent Burdened.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.


About the Weehawken Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Weehawken Housing Authority manages 255 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 222 33
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $746 $808
Monthly Cost $165,525 $26,656

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Weehawken 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 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.


Affordable Apartments near Weehawken Housing Authority

4300 Park Ave
Park View East is a 71 unit low income housing apartment community in Weehawken.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
2 Potter Pl
Weehawken Senior Housing 499 is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community in Weehawken.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Weehawken.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
2-4 Potter Pl
Hudson County - Cnsrt is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community in Weehawken.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Weehawken.
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