West New York Housing Authority

6100 Adams Street
West New York, Hudson County, New Jersey 7093

West New York Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in West New York, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 13th, 2019, West New York Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

West New York Housing Authority serves West New York.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open West New York Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The West New York Housing Authority (WNYHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The WNYHA offers two public housing communities with 715 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, visit the WNYHA to pick up an application, located at 6100 Adams St., West New York, NJ during normal office hours.

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

The WNYHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in West New York, victim of domestic violence, homeless, elderly, or disabled.

For more information, the WNYHA can be reached by calling 201-868-6100 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)868-6100.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About West New York Housing Authority

Representatives of West New York Housing Authority may be available by phone at (201) 868-6100. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/13/2019, it is not known if West New York 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 West New York Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, West New York Housing Authority manages 585 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 295 23
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $775 $859
Monthly Cost $228,593 $19,760

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for West New York 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 7% having issued approximately 48 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 13 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 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $15,852 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% 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 74% 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, 16% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 53% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 7% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

17% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 15% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

95% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the West New York Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 30% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

61% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 9% with 3 or more bedrooms. 1% 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 West New York Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $385 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $857. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $79.



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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