Newark Housing Authority

Partner Overview

Newark Housing Authority’s mission is to invest in our families by building and maintaining affordable housing to encourage economic independence and healthy communities.

Overview of Services

Resident Services  available to NHA residents only!

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

  • Personal counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Educational counseling
  • Educational seminars/workshops (e.g., nutrition, parenting skills, GED preparation, ESL, money management and obtaining the proper basic skills and education needed to enter the workplace through NHA’s Workforce Learning Link program).
  • Networking
  • Job Preparation assistance
  • Assistance with educational institution and financial aid applications
  • Assistance with defaulted student loan situations
  • Assistance with credit repair
  • Group activities
  • FSS Escrow accounts
  • Homeownership counseling
  • Referral services

NHA Public Housing Waiting List Status Check Information (Note this is NOT for Section 8 Applicants)                                                                                            

As an applicant, you can check your status on the waiting list by simply going to or by using the designated terminals at NHA’s central office lobby. Terminal access is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 500 Broad Street, 1st floor, Newark, New Jersey 07102.

Housing Choice Voucher Program Section (8) 

By Phone:

Customer Service Center (CSC): 

  • Toll Free: 1-866-NHA-HERE (1-877-642-4373)
  • 973-273-6000
  • Fax: (973) 273-6636

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

*Required Information When Contacting Customer Service Center:

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Clear description of issue or concern

By Mail

  • Newark Housing Authority
  • 500 Broad Street
  • Newark, New Jersey 07102

Program Contact Info

  • Sibyl Bryant
  • (973) 273-6000 |Toll Free: 1-877-642-4373
  • 500 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Program Details

  • All Wards
  • Adults (20+), Other
  • Not Applicable
  • Other
  • Year Round (Ongoing)
  • Weekdays (Mon thru Fri)
  • No