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Housing - Section 8

On Friday, April 17th, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM the Passaic County Division of Economic Development will be hosting a Fair Housing Seminar at the William Paterson University Small Business Development Center located at 1600 Valley Road in Wayne, New Jersey.

Representatives from the Passaic County Public Housing Agency will be present.  Please come join us for this informative session.  You must RSVP to the Division of Economic Development by telephone at (973) 569-4720 or by e-mail at .


The Passaic County Public Housing Agency is responsible for the administration of 835 federally funded Housing Choice vouchers, which provide rental assistance to eligible county residents who reside in privately owned apartments. The Housing Agency does not serve the cities of Paterson, Passaic or Clifton as these three municipalities operate their own program.  The Board of Commissioners, which sets policy for the agency, is comprised of six freeholders and one resident. The Board welcomes any and all comments from the public. Any landlord that is interested in working with the program may list their available apartments on our website by filling out this form.

Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List is currently closed.  No new applications are being accepted at this time.  Applicants who are already on the waiting list may access a waiting list inquiry form to confirm their status. This form should also be used to inform the office of every change in address regardless of time frame. The form may be mailed to the office or submitted in person during regular business hours.  Please be advised that this form may only be submitted once every six months for status inquiries.  In the event the waiting list becomes open to new applicants, it will be advertised on this website and in local newspapers.

Contact us by e-mail or phone -

Clarissa Manjarres, Tenant Interviewer    (973) 569-2177
Elizabeth Colon, Tenant Interviewer        (973) 881-4371
Niccole Allegra, Tenant Interviewer         (973) 881-4498
Thomas Gray, Supervisor                       (973) 225-3605
Z. Lizette Muniz, Finance                       (973) 881-4372
Rosalie Villanueva, Receptionist                (973) 881-4369

Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS)
The Passaic County Public Housing Agency is in the process of recruiting new participants for this voluntary program.  The Family Self Sufficiency Program guides voucher families to become economically self sufficient.  Participants are encouraged t
o achieve independence through training, education and employment.  Aside from providing assistance in attaining these goals, the program provides the opportunity to accrue monies which are paid to the participant upon successful completion of the program.

Contact Clarissa Manjarres for further details about this opportunity.

The 2015 Family Self Sufficiency Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 11th at La Neve's in Haledon.  Invitations have been sent to all FSS participants.

Please click here to view the latest edition of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.  The Passaic County Public Housing Agency's 2014 Family Self Sufficiency Breakfast along with our participation in the association's internship program are featured.


Passaic County Housing Agency's Family Self Sufficiency participants recently attended a money management seminar hosted by Investors Bank in Clifton.

Mr. MulinoJose Mulino, Assistant Vice President Branch Manager of Investors Bank, was the speaker at the class.  Mr. Mulino explained the many services that the bank has available to clients.  Topics covered included how to build credit, saving for retirement, and obtaining your credit score.  The bank also offers a credit card program to individuals who need to either build new credit or repair bad credit.

Investors Bank is ready to work with the Agency's families whatever their needs may be.  A seminar involving home mortgages will be scheduled in the near future.  Information pertaining to that class will be sent to the participating families when the date is set.

The Agency has been offering informational classes free of charge to families involved in the Family Self Sufficiency Program.  The program offers an escrow account to participants which has the potential to grow into a significant amount of money that is issued to successful graduates of the program.

FSS Breakfast Event

Freeholder Best and Freeholder LoraThe FSS Breakfast Event was held at the Brownstone in Paterson on April 5th.  The 2013 graduates from the program were honored with certificates from both the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Senator Nellie Pou.Certificates 

Graduates of the program shared their experiences.  Dress for Success of Morris County attended and provided outfits and accessories for participants.Dress for Success
  Massages and a dance/exercise class were also part of the agenda. 
For everyone who attended - thank you for making it a successful event!

Attention all campers...

Resident families who participate in the housing program with children ages 6 through 12 are eligible to enjoy the Camp Hope experience.

Transportation and lunch are provided. Come spend a day swimming and enjoying the facilities of the County Camp located in West Milford.

The 2015 dates for Camp Hope are July 24th and August 19th.
The Agency will contact eligible families as the dates draw closer.
Camp Hope

$$$ Scholarship Winner Announced $$$

NJNAHRO has announced its 2013 scholarship recipients.  We are proud to say that Kirsten Meneses, a Passaic County Resident, is one of this year's winners. 

Kirsten Kirsten is a graduate of Hawthorne High School with a 3.7 grade point average.  In addition to her excellent academic record, she was involved in the journalism club, yearbook, Adventures Club and Pathfinders club.  She also played basketball and found the time to volunteer at both a local food pantry and the Boys and Girls Club.  She was inducted into the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society.

 Kirsten will receive a $2,000 per year award, renewable for four years, as she attends Passaic County Community College.  According to Kirsten, "I greatly and sincerely appreciate the NJNAHRO Board for selecting me.  I will use the scholarship wisely and will reciprocate the act of helping others in return."  She was presented with the scholarship at the July 16, 2013 Freeholder Meeting.

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