Housing Authority


The mission of the Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income families.

The Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison was established in 1970 in response to local citizens' efforts to assure that families of ALL income categories might have a place to call home within the Borough.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View Archived Agendas and Minutes Prior to 2012

Meeting Notices

View Most Recent Meeting Notice (PDF) | View Archived Meeting Notices


  • Lois Bhatt, Chairperson
    June 10, 2013 - August 10, 2018
    Governing Body appointment
  • Gregory Castano, Commissioner
    Nov. 10, 2014 - August 10, 2019
    Governing Body appointment
  • Mark Chiarolanza, Commissioner                   January 11, 2018 - Jan. 11, 2023   State appointment                        
  • Diane Driscoll, Commissioner
    August 10, 2011 - August 10, 2021
    Governing Body appointment

  • Melissa Elias, Commissioner       Jan. 2, 2019 - August 10, 2020      Governing Body appointment
  • Gary E. Ruckelshaus, Vice Chairperson
    January 1, 2015 - August 10, 2019
    Governing Body appointment
  • Jeffrey Smith, Commissioner        August 10, 2017 - Aug.10, 2022, Governing Body appointment
  • Carmela Vitale, Borough Council Liaison


The meetings will be held in the Conference Room at 4:30 p.m. in the Barbara W. Valk Firehouse Apartments, 24 Central Avenue, Madison, New Jersey.

The December meeting will be held in the Arts & Crafts Room of the Rexford Tucker Apartments, 15 Chateau Thierry, Madison, New Jersey.

​Status Report

Housing Authority Of Borough Of Madision Status Report And Recommendations For Future Activities 

For More Information

Please note, for all general questions relating to the Housing Authority, please contact Jacqueline Gray, Office Administrator, by email or by phone at 973-377-0258, ext. 301.