The Newark Housing Authority (NHA) is the largest public housing authority in New Jersey and the eleventh largest in the nation. We have a portfolio of 44 public housing communities with a total of over 8,000 rental units scattered throughout the City of Newark. NHA also administers up to 4,000 Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) within the city limits. A unique aspect of the Newark Housing Authority is that the agency also serves as a redevelopment authority and uses that power to enhance the renaissance of Newark. As a redevelopment authority, the NHA has a stake in the creation and maintenance of safe, livable neighborhoods and the expansion of economic opportunities in their communities.
NHA shares with the City of Newark the vision of Newark being a thriving, diverse community with healthy neighborhoods and quality housing. We invite you to learn more about us: who we are, what we do, and how you can become a partner in our efforts to serve all the residents of Newark.
NHA is making an investment in the community it serves through the construction of mixed-income developments that combine low income, affordable and market rate rentals, homeownership and business development opportunities. Many of our new developments combine residential, retail and other commercial uses. Through its redevelopment powers, NHA is the agent and instrument for development of projects as diverse as the 5th Police Precinct, The Waterfront, Prudential Center, the Star-Ledger headquarters and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). It continues to diversify its portfolio through public and private partnerships.
NHA has made substantial improvements to existing senior residences: we have upgraded common areas, with special attention to the community room/lounge areas. We'd like to think that the popularity of these spaces with the residents is a testament to a job well-done. We have also paid attention to landscaping and implemented high tech security and access systems to improve our seniors' sense of well-being.