The Mission of The Housing Authority of the Borough of Glassboro is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.
The Housing Authority shall service the housing and social needs of lower income, elderly, handicapped, and family households living and working in its jurisdiction. Rental assistance opportunities shall be provided to qualified applicants and families. Rental assistance shall be provided to those otherwise qualified and selected families on public housing owned, tenant-lease-purchase housing, or leased housing that shall be decent, safe, and sanitary.
TAKE NOTICE that until further notice the Regular Meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the Borough of Glassboro, will be conducted via conference call. All public interested in participating in the meeting should contact 856-881-5212 for detailed instruction, before the aforementioned date and time. As COVID-19 continues to impact people locally and globally,GHA is working to ensure that we do our part to keep the public and staff members safe and minimize the transmission of the virus. Therefore, effective Monday , March 16, 2020 GHA is only open to the public for the limited purposes of (1) permitting individuals to drop off paperwork in the drop off box; (2) permitting tenants to drop off checks in the designated rent collection boxes; and (3) by appointment only. GHA strongly encourages residents or participants to call or email their assigned processor instead of visiting in person for assistance.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that GHA has adjusted certain PHA operations to continue serving the missions of the housing authorities within the limitations presented by the covid-19 pandemic. On April 20, 2020 GHA Board of Commissioners passed Resolution 2020-05 adopting certain waivers as contained within a Notice published by HUD, PIH Notice 2020-05. Please note that the waivers afford GHA flexibilities when needed to protect employees and the rights of families, facilitate initial lease ups, and keep families housed. Please see the waivers adopted as an attachment to the Section 8 Administrative Plan and Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy under dowloads tab.
LANDLORDS - Please take notice the NJHMFA is offering assistance thru the Small Landlord Emergency Grant (SLEG) Program by reimbursing small residential rental property owners for lost rent revenue due to COVID-19 between April and July 2020, as long as they agree to forgive outstanding back rent and late fees that their tenant accrued during this time. The application portal will open on Wednesday, August 19 at 9:00 AM and will remain open until Wednesday, August 26 at 1:00 PM. Please visit https://njhousing.gov/rentals/sleg/ for more details.
Public Service Notice - Nearly 12 million Americans risk missing out on the stimulus payments provided through the recent CARES Act because they dont file federal taxes or receive certain federal benefits. In order to receive the stimulus payment they must file a form by October 15, 2020 in order to receive it this year, or file a 2020 tax return next year to receive it in 2021. You can file or find more information at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments
The Housing Authority shall promote independent living among the elderly and the disabled using federal, state, local, and resident contributions.
The Housing Authority of the Borough of Glassboro will promote the financial independence and general well being of all its residents through programs offering educational activities, referral services, family self-sufficiency, drug abuse elimination, and housing counseling.
The Housing Authority will be a leader in making excellent affordable housing available for low income families.
The Housing Authority will encourage the long term financial independence and well being of all its residents by advocating for their interest and providing referral services.