Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for housing?
Currently all waiting lists are closed.
Do you have emergency housing?
No, the Housing Authority does not offer emergency housing.
What are the HA's normal hours of operation?
The Housing Authority is open from Monday - Friday from 9:00-4:30.
What are the income eligibility requirements?
Eligibility for housing programs is generally based on income and the size of the family. For more information about eligibility visit the specific program page on our website.
How much will my rent be?

For Public Housing, tenants have the opportunity to choose which type of rent they want to pay. Each tenant has the choice to pay rent based on their income or a flat rent option. If you choose to pay based on your income, your rent will be calculated at 30% of your montly adjusted income. If you choose the flat rent option, your rent will be based on the apartment size.

For Section 8, your rent will generally be 30% of your adjusted gross income with some exceptions. Your case worker will explain the rent calculation to you in further detail.

How do I find out my status on the waiting lists?

You may call to request your status for Public Housing and Muli-Family: 908-298-3820 x203.

You may call to request your status for Section. 908-486-7172 x304.

You may call to request your status for John T Gregoria. 908-298-3821 x407.

I am single, do I qualify for Public Housing?
Yes. The only requirements are that you are either under 62 and permanently disabled or 62 and older.