NBHA serves low-income residents of New Brunswick, NJ through two forms of housing subsidy: Public Housing assistance and Housing Choice Vouchers (formerly known as Section 8).

Public Housing

Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The NBHA owns and operates 392 units of Public Housing located on three (3) Asset Management project (AMP’s) sites within the City of New Brunswick:

Schwartz Homes and Robeson Village (AMP 1)
Schwartz Homes and Robeson Village, locally called Schwartz-Robeson, is a multi-family development that has 260 units comprised of one, two, three, and four-bedroom garden-style apartments.

Hoffman Pavilion (AMP 2)
Under Construction

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8) provides very-low income families affordable housing choices. The HCV program is the federal government’s program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. Unlike public housing assistance apartments which have specific locations, the family who has a housing voucher is free to take that voucher anywhere in the country to lease private housing; as long as the housing meets the requirements of the program: safe, decent, and affordable.

NBHA is currently managing a housing choice voucher assistance program of approximately 1006 vouchers.

For more information about Section 8 and the Housing Choice Voucher Program, visit HUD or click here.

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
In 2012, HUD granted Housing Authorities the ability to convert units from their original sources of HUD Financing to Project Based Section 8 Contracts.

Built between 2001 and 2005, Hope Manor / Riverside Complex was part of the NBHA’s Hope VI Revitalization Grant Program. The development consisted of 144 units of affordable housing (72 are public housing units and 72 are State Tax Credit units). This multi-family development was converted under the RAD process and has one, two, three, and four-bedroom units and commercial rental space.

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.