The following information pertains to Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher participants only.
Please be advised we are no longer absorbing for Portability, effective immediately we are billing.
We are only accepting paperwork received directly from your housing authority.
We cover all of Bergen County except for the following towns: Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, and Lodi. To transfer to these specific towns you must contact the respective housing authority.
Our payment standards, occupancy standards, utility allowances, and income limits can be found here: http://habcnj.org/hcv
Additionally, please read the following notice as we have new occupancy standards for incoming ports: http://habcnj.org/program-adjustments-for-funding-changes/
Please be aware of the following time frames:
We will contact you to schedule your appointment for a moving brief within two weeks from the time your paperwork is received. Once a unit is approved for affordability an inspection will be ordered. Inspections will be completed within two weeks from the time they are ordered. Please note that lease time frames run 45-60 days.
Therefore, portability requests will not be accepted with voucher terms less than 90 days remaining on the voucher from the time it is received.
Out going Portability – vouchers cannot be sent with less than 30 days remaining on the voucher without prior approval of a supervisor and the receiving PHA.
Portability requests must be sent to:
Attention to: Julien Overton
The Housing Authority of Bergen County
1 Bergen County Plaza 2nd Fl.
Hackensack, NJ 07601