Housing Choice Voucher

The Secaucus Housing Authority is proposing revisions to its Administrative Plan for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Kroll Heights , 1st Floor Community Room, 700 County Avenue, Secaucus, NJ 07904.

Interested parties may obtain a copy of the Administrative Plan here or at the Housing Authority’s main office at 700 County Avenue, Secaucus, NJ 07094.

Should you wish to comment on the proposed changes please submit comments in writing to the above address, or via email to Jacob Naszimento at jacob@secaucusha.org, by Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Public comment will also be accepted on April 25, 2019 during the regularly scheduled Housing Authority Commission meeting.

About HCV (Section 8) program

The Secaucus Housing Authority (SHA) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is designed to help income-eligible families pay their rent to private landlords. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) determines the rules and regulations for the Section 8 Program. Income eligibility is determined using current Federal Income Limits. The HCV Program provides families a choice in determining any type of dwelling unit as long as it meets certain requirements for rent limits, rent reasonableness and Housing Quality Standards (HQS). Persons determined eligible for the program receive a HCV in order to find an approvable unit of their choice within the Town of Secaucus. The landlord retains private property rights, including management, tenant selection, and maintenance. Participants pay approximately 30 percent of their adjusted income directly to the landlord. SHA subsidizes the remainder of the rent. The SHA currently administers over 200 vouchers, with a value of approximately $2 Million.

2019 Income Limits

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person
Maximum Income $51,350 $58,700 $66,050 $73,350 $79,520 $85,100

Payment Standard Effective
April 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019

Bedroom Size Small Area Fair Market Rent (FMR) Payment Standard Percentage of SAFMR
0 $1,510 $1,350 90%
1 $1,700 $1,530 90%
2 $2,030 $1,827 90%
3 $2,570 $2,313 90%
4 $2,760 $2,484 90%

Section 8 Admin Plan

The Secaucus Housing Authority's (SHA) Section 8 Administrative Plan is created to delineate the policies used to govern the administration of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Programs.

The purpose of the SHA Section 8 Administrative Plan is to clarify written policies in accordance with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations regarding matters that are not covered under the HUD regulations but left to local discretion. The HUD regulations governing the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program are documented in the Code of Federal Regulations, 24 CFR Part 982, 24 CFR Part 5 and 24 CFR Part 35.

If you have any questions about the SHA Section 8 Administrative Plan, please contact Deputy Executive Director Jacob Naszimento.

Public Hearing on Section 8 Administrative Plan April 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Section 8 Administrative Plan