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 Madison Housing Authority 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.

Waiting Lists 

The Section 8 housing choice voucher program waiting list is open. There is a preference for Madison residents. Applications are available by email

The waiting lists for Family & Senior Affordable Housing are currently closed. 

For More Information

For all general questions relating to the Housing Authority, please contact Jessica Kirchenbauer, Office Administrator, by email or by phone at 973-377-0258, ext. 301.

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
    Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 10, 2023
    Governing Body appointment
  • Mark Chiarolanza, Commissioner          Jan 12, 2018 - Jan 11, 2023                State appointment                        
  • Diane Driscoll, Commissioner
    Aug 11, 2011 - Aug 10, 2021
    Governing Body appointment
  • Melissa Elias, Commissioner                Jan 2, 2019 - Aug 10, 2020            Governing Body appointment

  • Mark McBride, Commissioner                 Sept 9, 2019 - Aug 10, 2024                      Governing Body appointment   
  • Gary E. Ruckelshaus, Vice Chairperson
    Dec 11, 2014- Aug 10, 2024
    Mayoral appointment
  • Jeffrey Smith, Commissioner                  Aug 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