Apply for Public Housing with the Summit Housing Authority
Please review the following information, and then stop by the office to obtain an application for family or senior housing. To be eligible for senior public housing, all family members must be 62 years of age or older.
Please note that the Summit Housing Authority does not have a Section 8 housing choice voucher program.
Public housing applications require the following information:
Current address and contact information for the applicant family
Names, ages and social security numbers of all people who will reside in the unit
A complete listing of gross family income from all sources
A complete listing of all family assets and bank accounts
For applicants to senior housing, out-of-pocket medical expenses
For applicants with children under the age of 13, out-of-pocket day care expenses
All public housing authorities are required to maintain a waiting list. The waiting list is organized by preferences. Waiting list preferences for the Summit Housing Authority are as follows: Summit residents (families who live or work in Summit) receive a primary preference. For applicants to senior public housing only, resident preference is extended to parents of Summit residents. Secondary preference is given to working families, seniors (62 years of age or older) or families with disabled head-of-household.
The waiting list for Summit residents ranges from 1-2 years for a senior unit and 5-10 years for a family unit. For non-resident applicants, the waiting list is approximately 10-15 years.
The Summit Housing Authority does not provide emergency shelter services. Families in need of emergency shelter should contact their local social service agency.
The Waiting List Is Open and Housing Applications are currently available. To get an application you can mail us a self-addressed stamped envelope to Summit Housing Authority, 512 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 or you can pick one up at the office as well.