Woodbridge Housing Authority

20 Bunns Lane, Woodbridge, NJ

There are no open waiting lists offered by Woodbridge Housing Authority. Go to the New Jersey Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the New Jersey Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Woodbridge Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please note: The Woodbridge Housing Authority (WHA) June 23, 2015 Section 8 waiting list opening is only for families or individuals who picked up or printed out an application between June 3-5. If you did not pick up or print out an application on those above dates, you will not be able to apply to the waiting list on June 23, 2015.

On June 23, 2015, between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm the WHA is accepting applications at its office, located at 20 Burns Lane, Woodbridge, NJ.

To apply, applicants could download the application, then print and complete, or pick one up in person at the WHA office.

The WHA does have a preference for applicants who live and/or work in Woodbridge.

More information can be found by visiting the WHA website at www.woodbridgehousingauthority.org, or calling 732-634-2750 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Woodbridge Housing Authority (WHA) is not accepting pubic housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Woodbridge Housing Authority

About the Woodbridge Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Woodbridge Housing Authority manages 934 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 325 5 44
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,154 $1,174 $1,173
Monthly Cost $375,161 $5,868 $51,595
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 4% having issued approximately 102 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 45 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $21,204 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 47% 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 50% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

47% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

75% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 35% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Woodbridge Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 35% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 36% 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 Woodbridge Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $543 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,257. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $123.

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.