About the Authority

The Newark Housing Authority was founded in 1938. A nonprofit organization, it is the largest public housing authority in New Jersey and the eleventh largest in the country. NHA is charged with providing low-income residents in Newark with decent, safe and affordable housing. NHA manages approximately 12,000 housing units throughout Newark including townhouses, 3 and 4 story walk-up and Hi-Rise buildings for the elderly and disabled.



NHA's Court Street development is restoring one of Newark's great Central Ward neighborhoods.


Stephen Crane Elderly (NJ2-22C) facilities during its facade renewal and lobby renovations in 2010.

To learn more about the leadership and governance of the Authority, follow the links to our Mission Statement, Executive Director and Board of Commissioners pages. We also invite you to explore this site to learn more about the NHA's activities, properties, business opportunities and services.



High School student residents using the "Clubhouse" recording studio serving the new Stella Gardens community.


Elementary-age kids cooling off in the Pennington Court playground refurbished in 2008.

The Newark Housing Authority, a Catalyst for Change in the City of Newark.