Housing Authority


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

The concern expressed by a handful of Madison citizens, to provide affordable decent housing for the community’s low-income residents, eventually led to the establishment of the Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison in 1970.

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
  • Jerald J. Mantone, Vice-Chairperson
    February 1, 2011 - August 10, 2020
    Governing Body appointment
  • Gregory Castano, Commissioner
    Nov. 10, 2014 - August 10, 2019
    Governing Body appointment
  • Diane Driscoll, Commissioner
    August 10, 2011 - August 10, 2021
    Governing Body appointment

  • Jeffrey Smith, Commissioner          August 10, 2017 - August 10, 2022, Governing Body appointment
  • Mark Chiarolanza, Commissioner   January 11, 2018 - January 11, 2023, State appointment
  • Gary E. Ruckelshaus, Commissioner
    January 1, 2015 - August 10, 2019
    Governing Body appointment
  • Patrick Rowe, 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.

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.