Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Housing Authority?
The Highland Park Housing Authority was established by a resolution with the Borough of Highland Park. It was organized as a public housing authority as designed by the State statute; however, the HPHA 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.
HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAM
What is the Housing Voucher Program?
The Housing Voucher Program helps eligible families afford safe, sanitary and decent housing by paying a portion of the rent directly to the property owner. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates funds to HPHA to support this program. HPHA administers these funds.
How many housing vouchers does the HPHA administer?
HPHA administers more than 145 Section 8 vouchers in the Borough of Highland Park.
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. The advertisement will direct prospective applicants about how to obtain and complete an application. Once processed, all eligible applicants will be assigned a place on the waiting list based on their eligible number of preference points and the date and time of application.
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 office during regular business hours.