Hoboken Housing Authority

400 Harrison Street, Hoboken NJ 07030


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Hoboken Housing Authority

Public Housing in Hoboken

Established in 1949 during President Harry S. Truman’s administration, the Hoboken Housing Authority is the largest provider of very low and low income housing in Hoboken.

The HHA manages 1,353 units of public housing in 28 properties at six locations across the city. The main campus of the HHA is 17 acres and contains 806 public housing units. It is home to Andrew Jackson Gardens, multi-family housing constructed in 1952. This group of 11 three-story garden apartments and eight seven-story high-rises is home to 598 families. The main campus also features Harrison Gardens, multi-family housing constructed in 1952 and comprised of four 10-story H-plan high-rise buildings with a total of 208 apartments.

The Hoboken Housing Authority also manages Columbus Gardens, 97 units; Fox Hill Gardens, 200 units; James Monroe Gardens, 125 units; and John Adams Gardens, 125 units. The HHA also administers 326 affordable rental units through leased housing contracts with private owners using tenant based-vouchers known as Housing Assistance Payments.

The Mile Square City

The City of Hoboken is located in the eastern section of Hudson County, NJ. It is home to 38,500 residents and hundreds of businesses.

Hoboken shares a border with Weehawken to the north, Jersey City to the south and Union City to the west. Known as the Mile Square City, Hoboken actually measures roughly 2 square miles when including the land area under the Hudson River. The city is a healthy urban environment with tree-lined streets, historic brownstones, efficient public transportation, pedestrian-friendly layout, family-friendly feel and a vibrant nightlife and dining scene.

Hoboken was first established as a resort town for Manhattanites in the early 1800s. During the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries, industrial, manufacturing and shipping businesses along the Hudson River waterfront emphasized Hoboken’s role as a port town. However, by the 1960s, many industries began to move out of Hoboken to build newer factories with major road access and large parking lots. The long-time residents moved to the northern suburbs and old tenements were demolished to construct subsidized apartment buildings. The growth in Hoboken through new construction of mixed-use development and high-end condominiums, rehabilitation of the historic brownstones and the opening of gourmet shops and restaurants has gentrified the neighborhoods and created what Hoboken is today.