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Housing - Section 8
The Passaic County Public Housing Agency will be accepting applications from families either working or living in the following towns: Bloomingdale, Haledon, Haskell, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Ringwood, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne, West Milford and Woodland Park.  Applications are available to be printed from this website and can be found at the link "Section 8 Application" in the left column of this site.  Instructions for mailing and locations where applications can be picked up can be found at the link "Public Notice" in the left column of this site.  Applications must be postmarked no later than August 5th, 2014. 
 


ATTENTION ALL LANDLORDS!
WE NEED YOU!
If you have an available apartment to rent, and you want to participate in our program please contact our office at (973) 881-4369 and dial "0". We will advertise your unit(s) and help to lease them up quickly.


Responsibilities

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 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
Applicants who are already on the waiting list may access a waiting list inquiry form to confirm their status. 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.  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.

FSS Breakfast Event
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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!
DancingRosaAlma






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.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS SUMMER'S CAMP DAY:
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Please contact Clarissa Manjarres to have your child participate.
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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