Community Programs

Are you…

  • Graduating High School and going to college?
  • Going to Middlesex County Community College?
  • Planning to attend a trade school?
  • Currently in college or a trade school?

Do you need help with the cost of…

  • Books?
  • Tuition?
  • Uniforms?
  • Room & Board?

The New Brunswick Housing Authority Scholarship Program is here to help!

Yes, if you are…

  • planning on attending Middlesex County Community College or a recognized trade school…
  • a graduating high school senior planning on going to college…
  • currently enrolled in a college or trade school and are planning on continuing your education…

We have scholarships in varying amounts that may be right for you!!!

Information coming soon

If you…
Are currently a New Brunswick Public Housing Resident or a former New Brunswick Memorial Homes resident relocated through HOPE VI…
Have a valid driver’s license…
Have a high school diploma or GED…
You can qualify for FREE construction training!!!

If you meet these three requirements and are interested in receiving FREE training in a number of construction fields, APPLY TODAY for the New Brunswick Workforce Development Program!

If accepted into the training program, you could enroll in a pre-apprenticeship program, that would provide a free 40-hour training program in various fields within the construction industry. Non-construction training programs also available.

After successful completion of the training program, eligible graduates can qualify for up to 500 hours of paid on the job training, that can lead to a position in one of the local unions.

This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity, so take advantage TODAY!

For more information or an application, please call Andrea Eato
at the New Brunswick Housing Authority at 732.745.5156.

To apply in person, bring copies of your driver’s license and your high school diploma or GED to the NBHA main offices, located at: 7 Van Dyke Avenue, New Brunswick NJ 08901

The New Brunswick Workforce Development Program was created by the New Brunswick Housing Authority in conjunction with the Laborer’s International Union of North America, to provide free training to the current public housing residents of New Brunswick and former Memorial Homes residents.

The Civic League of Greater New Brunswick created this program, through a partnership with DevCo, to provide minority and women residents of New Brunswick with the opportunity to get into the construction field. The New Brunswick Housing Authority has partnered with the Civic League to ensure spots for current public housing and HOPE VI residents. Similar to the WFDP, New Beginnings offers New Brunswick residents the opportunity to apply for entrance into other construction trades, including: laborers, carpentry, masonry, electrician, etc.

To qualify for the New Beginnings Program, a candidate must:

  • Be a New Brunswick Resident (or HOPE VI resident)
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Be a woman and/or minority over 18 years old

Additionally, applicants must be able to pass a drug-screening test, and not have been convicted of a Class A Felony.

For more information or to apply, contact
Mary Payne, Civic League at 732-247-9066 x19.

“Section 3” is the popular name of a HUD requirement that ensures that employment, job training and other economic opportunities are provided to public housing residents and certain targeted individuals by HUD financial assistance.

Section 3 ensures that the residents, located in the area where Federal Assistance is being provided for housing and community development opportunities, have the opportunity to participate in the community revitalization. This is most often in the form of employment opportunities, but it can also be through other economic opportunities.

The NBHA maintains a Section 3 list, and actively seeks out employment opportunities for the residents on that list. The NBHA has other resident training programs that provide residents with job training opportunities that will better prepare residents for a job placement when one is available. While the NBHA makes every reasonable attempt to make job connections for residents, unfortunately, being on the Section 3 list does not guarantee a job placement.

The priorities for NBHA’s Section 3 list (in order) are as follows:

  1. Current Public Housing residents
  2. Residents of public housing in other communities in Middlesex, Hunterdon and Somerset Counties
  3. Low-income residents of New Brunswick

The Section 3 list is separated into employment categories, and then broken down by priority and date application was received.

For more information, or to apply, please call 732-745-5156.

Download the application here.

Applications must be delivered to:

    • By mail or in person:

    • Section 3 Department – Dan Toto
      New Brunswick Housing Authority
      7 Van Dyke Avenue
      New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • By Fax:

The New Brunswick Housing Authority has opened the Community Supportive Services Office located at the Scott-Holman Training Center, 149 Wright Place to bring free supportive services to the residents of Schwartz Homes and Robeson Village.

Young entrepreneurs selling high quality, affordable and nutritious fruits and vegetables right outside your door. This program is supported. For more information contact Andrea Eato at 732-745-5156.

11:00am to 4:00pm every TuesdayThursday and Friday until August 29th

Tuesdays: New Brunswick Train Station
Thursdays: Middlesex County Courthouse, Patterson Street and Elm Row
Fridays: Schwartz-Robeson Public Housing Complex Van Dyke Avenue

Sponsored through a generous grant from the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, funds through the Juvenile Justice Commission and the New Brunswick Housing Authority.
Contact NBHA

New Brunswick Housing Authority
7 Van Dyke Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
tel: 732.745.5157
fax: 732.253.7799


The New Brunswick Housing and Redevelopment Authority also operates as: The Housing Authority of the City of New Brunswick, The New Brunswick Housing Authority, and NBHA. Click here to view the NBHA bylaws.

NBHA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Under no circumstances will the Housing Authority discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, ancestry, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, pregnancy-related medical condition, childbirth, childbirth-related medical condition, breastfeeding, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the United States Armed Forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.