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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

ABOUT NEW BRUNSWICK HOUSING AUTHORITY

What is the Housing Authority?
The New Brunswick Housing and Redevelopment Authority was established by a resolution of the City of New Brunswick. It was organized as a public housing authority as designed by the State statute; however, the NBHA is neither a City nor a State government agency.

The Authority functions under the supervision of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) - Division of Local Government Services.


PUBLIC HOUSING

How many units of public housing does the NBHA manage?
The NBHA owns and operates four (4) Asset Management Projects (AMP) located within the City of New Brunswick.

How do I apply for Public Housing?
The Public Housing list is opened on a periodic basis by an advertisement placed in The Home News Tribune and the Spanish language newspapers. The advertisement will have an application for prospective applicants to complete and mail back to the NBHA. Once received, all applications will be randomly drawn and assigned a number on the waiting list. ** Effective September 2014, the Public Housing list is closed. **

Is the Public Housing waiting list open?
Currently, the Public Housing waiting list is only open for senior citizen applicants aged 62 years and older. Pick up applications at the 7 Van Dyke Ave. office from Monday to Thursday between 8AM and 6PM.

How can I find my place on the Public Housing waiting list?
You can call the Public Housing Management Office at 732-745-5157 and ask for the waiting list information.

How is my rent determined?
Rents are determined based on your income. Your rent will be the highest amount out of the following: 30% of monthly adjusted income, 10% of unadjusted income, or the NBHA minimum rent.

When do I notify the Housing Authority about changes in my family?
Whenever there is a change in your family - someone moving in, someone moving out, someone having a baby - you must call your housing manager and notify them of the change in family composition.

When do I notify the Housing Authority about changes in my income?
Whenever there is a change in your income - someone gets a job or gets a raise, or if someone loses a job - you must call your public housing manager and notify them that your income has changed.


HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAM


What is the Housing Voucher Program?
The Housing Voucher Program helps eligible families afford safe, sanitary and decent places to live by paying a portion of the rent directly to the property owners. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates funds to NBHA to support this program. NBHA administers these funds.

How many housing vouchers does the NBHA administer?
NBHA administers more than 900 Section 8 vouchers in the City of New Brunswick and some of the surrounding areas.

How do I apply for Housing Voucher Program?
The Housing Voucher list is opened on a periodic basis by an advertisement placed in The Home News Tribune and the Spanish language newspapers. The advertisement will have an application for prospective applicants to complete and mail back to the NBHA. Once received, all applications will be randomly drawn and assigned a number on the waiting list.

Is the Housing Voucher waiting list open?
No, currently the Housing Voucher waiting list is closed.

How do I qualify for Housing Voucher Program?
To be eligible for Housing Voucher Program the applicant's gross annual income must meet certain income requirements, which are established by HUD for each locality and vary by family size.

How can I find my place on the Housing Voucher waiting list?
You can call the Housing Voucher Management Office at 732-745-5157 and ask what your place on the waiting list is.


HOPE VI

What is HOPE VI?
For more information, visit: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/hope6/index.cfm

What is HOPE VI doing in New Brunswick?
HOPE VI has replaced four high-rise public housing buildings with a revitalized neighborhood in the Lower George Street area. It has completed and occupied Single-family townhouses and created more affordable housing within the George Street area.

 

 
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