Newark Housing Authority

Newark Housing Authority The Newark Housing Authority was founded in 1938 and is the largest Housing Authority in the state of New Jersey. Founded in 1938, The Housing Authority of the City of Newark is the largest housing authority in the state of New Jersey.

The agency offers four types of low-income public housing across the city. Housing types offered include Family Low-Rise Developments, Family Townhomes, Elderly and Special Needs Residences, and the Housing Choice Voucher Program. There are 34 family developments, and ten developments which house the elderly and disabled.

Mission: The mission of the Newark Housing Authority is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low income residents.

Operating as usual

Earlier this week, our Security Division was “Making Strides” with the Newark Police Department’s 1st and 4th Precincts....
11/06/2020

Earlier this week, our Security Division was “Making Strides” with the Newark Police Department’s 1st and 4th Precincts. Thank you for including us in this week’s community event!

In response to the City of Newark's positive COVID-19 totals of yesterday, which in the aggregate were more than all of ...
10/26/2020
The County of Essex, New Jersey | Essex County COVID-19 Cases by Municipality

In response to the City of Newark's positive COVID-19 totals of yesterday, which in the aggregate were more than all of Essex County municipalities combined, Mayor Ras J. Baraka is urging our community to heighten our level of responsibility and follow proper COVID-19 guidelines. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently. #Stayresponsible #Savelives
https://essexcountynj.org/covid-19-municipality/

Special thanks to NJ Spotlight News for covering the Newark Housing Authority’s efforts in providing housing to families...
10/21/2020

Special thanks to NJ Spotlight News for covering the Newark Housing Authority’s efforts in providing housing to families affected by COVID-19.

The Housing Authority has been renovating our once vacant, 47-unit Woodlawn Village property to provide housing for families in one of our three, four, or five bedroom townhouses.

Look out for their story airing this week on PBS or on www.njspotlightnews.org.

Halloween Fun announcement from the City of Newark:The attached flyer provides all the details for the Halloween Truck T...
10/19/2020

Halloween Fun announcement from the City of Newark:
The attached flyer provides all the details for the Halloween Truck Tour 2020 sponsored by Mars Wrigley presented by M&Ms in partnership with the City. Costumes will not be provided. Halloween accessories and candy are available on a first-come basis. Masks are required for entry.

10/19/2020

Important Announcements:

1. Our Kretchmer Elderly senior high rise at 35 Van Vechten is currently experiencing a power outage. Our partners at PSE&G and NHA staff are diligently working on addressing the issue. We hope that it is repaired during the overnight. Our management staff has increased security to assure public safety. (Power is back on at 11:31pm)

2. The repair to the underground steam leak at our Stephen Crane Elderly building located at 58 Evergreen Lane will be performed starting tomorrow morning. The heat will be turned off during the day to complete the rehab work.

Any overnight health and safety emergencies should be reported to 973-273-6600. Please contact your management offices during working hours on tenancy matters.

10-18-20 @11pm

10/14/2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
The NHA would like to encourage that all families who reside on 7th Avenue by Wynona Lipman and our Kemsko Complexes to remain indoors while the police department investigates an unfortunate shooting that occurred this afternoon on 7th Avenue. The Newark Community Street Team and the Clergy Unit is currently on the scene.

COVID-19 and Antibody testing will be conducted at James C. White tomorrow from 3:30pm-6:30pm! Come out and get tested, ...
10/13/2020

COVID-19 and Antibody testing will be conducted at James C. White tomorrow from 3:30pm-6:30pm! Come out and get tested, together we can control the spread of COVID-19.

10/12/2020

The Housing Authority will be closed today in observance of the holiday. We will re-open for regular hours tomorrow morning.
Emergency work orders can be reported to 973-273-6600
Our public safety Special Operations Center is open and can be reached at 972-273-6070.

Today, the Newark Community Health Centers, Inc. held COVID-19 testing at Kretchmer Elderly, where Ms. Dina McGhee won a...
10/08/2020

Today, the Newark Community Health Centers, Inc. held COVID-19 testing at Kretchmer Elderly, where Ms. Dina McGhee won a ShopRite gift card from today’s raffle. Congrats Ms. McGhee!

Meet Zahmir Johnson, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. He will be one of eight N...
10/01/2020

Meet Zahmir Johnson, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. He will be one of eight NHASF recipients honored at this year's Annual Golf Classic Reception at the Essex County Country Club.

Mr. Johnson is currently studying Sports Management Communication at William Paterson University. He’s always been interested in sports and decided that he wanted to do something within that field since elementary school. After graduation, he plans on gaining experience in a small office before moving on to becoming a sports agent for the NBA in Secaucus, NJ.

Mr. Johnson had a paid internship at Beth Israel Hospital, where he focused on patient transport throughout the hospital. He’s also spent all of high school volunteering at homeless shelters and daycares.

“The scholarship takes a load off of my mother. She already has a lot of financial pressure with my other siblings. The scholarship helps my mother, but also helps me pursue my dreams to become a sports agent.” -Zahmir Johnson

Rain or shine, we’re still testing! It is important for the Housing Authority to test as many residents as possible, as ...
09/29/2020

Rain or shine, we’re still testing! It is important for the Housing Authority to test as many residents as possible, as our residents are our number one priority.

Testing continues tomorrow at Kemsco (93 7th Ave) and Thursday at Park Place (534 South 12th St).

Meet Anamaire Bueno, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. She will be one of eight ...
09/29/2020

Meet Anamaire Bueno, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. She will be one of eight NHASF recipients honored at this year's Annual Golf Classic Reception at the Essex County Country Club.

Anamaire Bueno is pursuing a degree in Graphic Design from Bloomfield College. Prior to attending college, she interned at Port Authority in New York City under a graphic design mentorship program. She also interned at Panasonic in Downtown Newark, learning about web design and coding.

Ms. Bueno’s dream is to help her community as a graphic designer. She hopes that whatever she creates will inform people of their rights and educate them on what’s happening in the community. This includes new projects, developments, and improvements.

Aside from her love for graphic design, Ms. Bueno has competed in the Skills USA competition for public speaking and was previously a manager of a track team.

At the age of six, Ms. Bueno’s mother became disabled. She had to adjust to a new normal and currently takes care of her mother and household duties.

“I was shocked when I got the letter stating that I was a recipient of the scholarship. It was a shocking but happy and grateful feeling. When my mom became disabled, her first worry was about my future and paying for college. That’s what this scholarship means to me – it means nothing is holding me back and someone is supporting me and my dreams.” -Anamaire Bueno

COVID-19 and anti-body testing will be taking place tomorrow at 900 Franklin Avenue, Wednesday at our Kemaco Townhouses ...
09/28/2020

COVID-19 and anti-body testing will be taking place tomorrow at 900 Franklin Avenue, Wednesday at our Kemaco Townhouses on 7th Avenue, and Thursday, October 1st at the Park Place Townhouses on South 12th Street.

09/28/2020
City of Newark, NJ - City Hall

The City of Newark announces $100 Million Economic Justice Investment Fund for Black and Latino Business owners. The fund seeks to extend investment capital, start up capital, and other economic mobility initiatives.

Mayor Baraka Announces $100 Million Economic Justice Investment Fund

COVID-19 and Antibody Testing next week at Stephen Crane Elderly, Kemsco, and Park Place with extended testing hours! Ch...
09/26/2020

COVID-19 and Antibody Testing next week at Stephen Crane Elderly, Kemsco, and Park Place with extended testing hours! Check out the schedule below

The Housing Authority is bringing sanitizing in house! Earlier this week, the Newark Housing Authority trained its maint...
09/25/2020

The Housing Authority is bringing sanitizing in house!

Earlier this week, the Newark Housing Authority trained its maintenance supervisors on sanitizing buildings. The staff received certified training on how to use ProKure, a daily disinfectant and SiArmor, a surface protectant that will be used monthly.

"During the pandemic, we heavily relied on disinfectant services to properly clean and sanitize our sites. In an effort to be more proactive, the Housing Authority made the decision to bring that in-house for the betterment of our residents." - Vincent Rouse, Director of Operations and Management

Meet Aniya Saunders, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. She will be one of eight ...
09/24/2020

Meet Aniya Saunders, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. She will be one of eight NHASF recipients honored at this year's Annual Golf Classic Reception at the Essex County Country Club.

Ms. Saunders is studying Criminal Justice at Essex County Community College. At a young age, Ms. Saunders was inspired by some of her favorite crime shows which sparked her interest in a career in forensic science. She hopes to help her community.

During her high school career, Ms. Saunders shared a love for volunteering with her mother. She spent a lot of time cleaning up parks in her community.

“When I heard that I was a recipient of the NHASF, I was overwhelmed with joy. I was unsure if I would be able to afford my books for my first year of college. This scholarship takes away some of the financial stress that comes along with being a college student. I’m truly grateful for this.” -Aniya Saunders

Terrell Homes COVID-19 and Antibody Testing till 1:30pm. Feel free to come down and get tested!
09/23/2020

Terrell Homes COVID-19 and Antibody Testing till 1:30pm. Feel free to come down and get tested!

Meet Leila Delaney, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. She will be one of eight N...
09/22/2020

Meet Leila Delaney, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. She will be one of eight NHASF recipients honored at this year's Annual Golf Classic Reception at the Essex County Country Club.

Ms. Delaney is a freshman at Rutgers University in Newark. She plans on pursuing a career within the medical field.

Ms. Delaney is currently undecided on what she will like to study. However, her passion for science and desire to make a difference in her community has been her foundation in picking her classes for her first semester. Her hopes and dreams include being in a good financial state and having the ability to help her community in multiple ways.

“To me, the scholarship means a chance for success and a chance to purse something I have interest in. A few months ago, I was concerned about how I would be able to attend Rutgers due to my financial restraints. I was trying to figure out how I would be covered. Then the scholarship came and it was just great news. I wouldn’t be able to attend Rutgers and get the education I am currently receiving without it.” -Leila Delaney

COVID-19 Testing and Antibody Testing this Wednesday at Terrell Homes from 11-1:30pm! Come out and get tested to help mi...
09/21/2020

COVID-19 Testing and Antibody Testing this Wednesday at Terrell Homes from 11-1:30pm! Come out and get tested to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Meet Tasawn Roberts, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. He will be one of eight N...
09/16/2020

Meet Tasawn Roberts, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. He will be one of eight NHASF recipients honored at this year's Annual Golf Classic Reception at the Essex County Country Club.

Mr. Roberts is a finance major and political science minor at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. He has a passion for debating and spent all four years of high school on the debate team. He’s represented his home state of New Jersey at the National Speech and Debate tournament for two years and has been the number one policy debater in New Jersey for two years in a row.

Mr. Roberts plans on obtaining his MBA and then a law degree. Before becoming a lawyer, he plans on opening a nonprofit organization geared towards people living in low income communities. He wants to teach his neighbors about proper finance, investments, and how to better manage money. He plans on launching his nonprofit in his hometown of Newark, before branching out to other cities.

“By giving me this scholarship, I feel like the Newark Housing Authority actually believes in me. They are investing in me and my potential. I’m grateful for this money because it will allow me to achieve my goals with a little more ease.” -Tasawn Roberts

Meet Kasandra Maldonado, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. She will be one of ei...
09/14/2020

Meet Kasandra Maldonado, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. She will be one of eight NHASF recipients honored at this year's Annual Golf Classic Reception at the Essex County Country Club.

Ms. Maldonado is pursuing a degree in nursing from Caldwell University. The thought of becoming a nurse comes from her love of helping people in need. She plans on furthering her education in nursing by obtaining her Master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner.

At the peak of the pandemic, Ms. Maldonado saw firsthand how important nurses are to the community. It was the pandemic that certified her dreams of becoming a nurse because she viewed nursing as a direct way to help those in need.

“The NHASF Scholarship means a lot to me because it is assisting me with my dreams. With the help of the Newark Housing Authority, I am able to go forward with my aspiration of becoming a nurse while helping others in my community and future patients. I couldn’t be more grateful for the scholarship.” -Kasandra Maldonado

Recap from the Newark Housing Authority’s Pop Up Back 2 School Giveaway at our Public Safety Office. Thank you to the Ne...
09/11/2020

Recap from the Newark Housing Authority’s Pop Up Back 2 School Giveaway at our Public Safety Office. Thank you to the Newark Police Department’s 4th Precinct for attending and assisting us at the event. #AFutureForAll

Attention NHA Residents in the South WardJoin us today, from 3-5pm for our Pop Up Back 2 School Giveaway in the parking ...
09/11/2020

Attention NHA Residents in the South Ward

Join us today, from 3-5pm for our Pop Up Back 2 School Giveaway in the parking lot of our Public Safety Office at 26 Vanderpool Street.

See you there!

Meet Shakon Cummings, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. He will be one of eight ...
09/10/2020

Meet Shakon Cummings, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. He will be one of eight NHASF recipients honored at this year's Annual Golf Classic Reception at the Essex County Country Club.

Mr. Cummings, once a high school athlete is now a freshman at Morgan State University pursuing his degree in nursing. Prior to the start of his college career, Mr. Cummings worked part-time at Chuck E Cheese where he built character. Chuck E Cheese taught him three life skills – how to deal with others emotions either good or bad; how to resolve issues in a timely manner; and how to multitask.

Upon graduation, Mr. Cummings plans to begin his career as a nurse while working part time as a firefighter. Choosing this career path was based off of his love to help people and reality of life. Mr. Cummings noticed a lack in black male nurses and understood that the field is always looking for nurses.

“With what I want to do in life, this scholarship is a great help. It’s also an achievement for me because it’s the first one I ever received. Being that it came from the Newark Housing Authority means even more because it came from my home, in my city, Newark.” -Shakon Cummings

The Newark Housing Authority is actively looking for vendors in the City of Newark to work with us!If you have a busines...
09/10/2020
Doing Business with the NHA

The Newark Housing Authority is actively looking for vendors in the City of Newark to work with us!

If you have a business and are interested in working with the agency as a vendor, please fill out our vendor eligibility form at www.newarkha.org/webinars.

Securing NHA Contracts

Meet Iyoma Brooks, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. She will be one of eight NH...
09/08/2020

Meet Iyoma Brooks, a 2020 Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) recipient. She will be one of eight NHASF recipients honored at this year's Annual Golf Classic Reception at the Essex County Country Club.

Ms. Brooks is a first generation college student, pursing a degree in Social Work at Seton Hall University. Upon graduation, Ms. Brooks plans on working for Child Protective Services (CPS) and wants to make a change in the world of social work.

Ms. Brooks also wants to open a recreation center to offer a safe haven for children. Growing up, she felt that she never had a place to go to after school and on weekends. Her goal of opening a recreation center will give others an opportunity she never had of the benefits of a community center.

“Not only does this scholarship offer financial help, it also motivates me to keep going. I know that no matter what obstacles come my way during this next chapter of my life, I’ll always have that external support from the Newark Housing Authority.” - Iyoma Brooks

09/07/2020

The Housing Authority is closed today in observance of Labor Day. We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.

Address

500 Broad Street
Newark, NJ
07102

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(973) 468-4302

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