Opening of Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List in Passaic

Date: November 1, 2023

The Housing Authority of the City of Passaic (HACP) is dedicated to providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing while offering the highest level of customer service to its community. In pursuit of this mission, the HACP upholds principles of cooperation, respect, and community building. They take pride in fostering a sense of home and belonging while adhering to civil rights and nondiscrimination laws.

The latest news from the Housing Authority of the City of Passaic is the opening of the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. This announcement presents an exciting opportunity for residents seeking affordable housing options.



Key Details for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Opening

  • When: The waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program will be open for four days, from Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, November 3, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • How to Apply: To apply, visit the HACP’s website at Please note that only one pre-application per household is allowed, and no applications will be accepted in person at the Housing Authority office located at 52 Aspen Place, Passaic, NJ.
  • Need Assistance?: If you require assistance in completing and submitting your application, you can visit the Passaic Senior Center at 330 Passaic Street, Passaic, NJ. Additionally, if you don’t have access to a computer or mobile device, the Passaic Public Library (195 Gregory Avenue, Passaic, NJ) and Reid Memorial Library (80 Third Street, Passaic, NJ) can help you with the process.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the waiting list, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or other eligible non-citizen.
  • Meet income eligibility requirements based on the household size.

Here are the maximum annual household income thresholds for different household sizes:

  • 1: $45,400
  • 2: $51,850
  • 3: $58,350
  • 4: $64,800
  • 5: $70,000
  • 6: $75,200
  • 7: $80,400
  • 8: $85,550

Preference in Tenant Selection

Preference will be given to applicants who fall into the following categories:

  • Veterans
  • Residents of the City of Passaic
  • Head or spouse working in the City of Passaic

Qualified applicants will be added to the existing waiting list in chronological order based on the date and time of their application submission. If you meet the criteria, you will receive notification by mail confirming your placement on the waiting list. In cases where applicants do not qualify or have incomplete applications, their submissions will be returned.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Ronald Van Rensalier Executive Director

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Housing Authority of the City of Passaic continues to implement precautions to minimize the spread of the virus. As a result, walk-ins to all offices have been eliminated, and community centers at HACP sites remain closed. Rent collection is facilitated through a drop-box mounted on the wall, and it’s important to ensure payments are filled out correctly. If you require assistance, please contact the appropriate person to address your concerns.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these matters. For more information, please visit the HACP’s official website.

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