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.

The NBHA owns and operates four (4) Asset Management Projects (AMP) located within the City of New Brunswick.

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. **

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.

You can call the Public Housing Management Office at 732-745-5157 and ask for the waiting list information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NBHA administers more than 900 Section 8 vouchers in the City of New Brunswick and some of the surrounding areas.

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.

No, currently the Housing Voucher waiting list is closed.

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.

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

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.

Contact NBHA

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

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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.