East Orange Housing Authority

160 Halsted Street, East Orange, NJ, 07018
(973)766-8896



Essex County

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About East Orange Housing Authority

The Housing Authority of the City of East Orange owns and operates a total of 244 public housing units. Concord Towers a Low-Income Elderly building with 64 units was built in 1963 and Vista Village a Low Income Elderly building with 18 units was built in 197 and an Administrative Office located at 16 Halsted Street. The Housing Authority was established in 1957 by the City Council of the City of East Orange.

The East Orange Housing Authority welcomes and appreciates all owners that participate in the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program (Section 8 Program). The goal of this agency is to ensure participants are provided safe, decent, and sanitary housing and with the cooperation of our owners/managers, this is a goal that will ultimately be met and succeeded.

The Housing Authority, landlords, and clients combine the whole to form the Section 8 Department. One could not survive without the other. We all must work together to maintain an understanding and partnership.

The Section 8 Program was formed in 1974 and has evolved into the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Today it is a rental assistance program where the tenant is to pay at least 30% and no more than 40% of their income towards rental payments.

Clients are selected from a waiting list and then screened for eligibility. The eligibility criteria are determined by their income and a criminal background check. If they pass the eligibility criteria, they are then issued a Housing Choice Voucher based on their household composition, given a detailed briefing and are given a Request for Tenancy Approval.

The advantages of the program is a guaranteed a monthly rental payment and a yearly inspection. If a client's income is reduced, then the HAP payments will increase to cover the tenant's portion. We also provide the service of listing your units.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of East Orange is to provide and increase the supply of decent, safe and sanitary affordable housing in an economic and efficient manner.

The Housing Authority is committed to improving the quality of life for residents and to providing families with economic development and homeownership opportunities. The housing authority will act to establish and maintain a mutually beneficial partnership with the City.

Program Summary for East Orange Housing Authority

East Orange Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. East Orange Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. East Orange Housing Authority administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. East Orange Housing Authority currently has as its program type. East Orange Housing Authority is located at 160 Halsted Street, East Orange, NJ, 07018 and serves the city of East Orange. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact East Orange Housing Authority at, (973)766-8896 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status
Size of East Orange Housing Authority compared nationally Large
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Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher N/A
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the East Orange Housing Authority is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Essex County, NJ

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Essex County, NJ:

Median Income
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Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $31,400
  • $35,900
  • $40,400
  • $44,850
  • $48,450
  • $52,050
  • $55,650
  • $59,250
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $18,850
  • $21,550
  • $24,250
  • $26,900
  • $29,100
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $46,000
  • $52,600
  • $59,150
  • $65,700
  • $71,000
  • $76,250
  • $81,500
  • $86,750

2017 Fair Market Rents for Essex County, NJ

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Essex County, NJ:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$1007 $1063 $1288 $1655 $1886



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Orange Housing Authority Orange Housing Authority Orange NJ N/A N/A Open 1.32 Miles Contact
West Orange Public Housing Agency West Orange Public Housing Agency West Orange NJ N/A N/A Closed 1.57 Miles Contact
Bloomfield Township Housing Authority Bloomfield Township Housing Authority Bloomfield NJ N/A N/A Open 2.47 Miles Contact
Irvington Housing Authority Irvington Housing Authority Irvington NJ N/A N/A Open 2.54 Miles Contact
Newark Newark Housing Authority (NHA) Newark Newark Housing Authority (NHA) Newark NJ N/A N/A Open 2.88 Miles Contact
Montclair Township Housing Authority Montclair Township Housing Authority Montclair NJ N/A N/A Open 3.92 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

East Orange Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
244
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Essex County Quick Facts

Population: 795,723
Persons Per Household: 2.76
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 60.1%
Homeownership Rate: 45.9%
Housing Units: 313,726
Yearly Income Per Person: $32,181
Median Household Income: $55,095