East Orange Housing Authority
160 Halsted Street East Orange, NJ 07018

973-766-8896

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The East Orange Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 241 affordable rental units. It also administers 943 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, East Orange Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of East Orange Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (20%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (80%) to that of all housing authorities in NJ, East Orange Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in NJ.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

East Orange Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 62. The scores for properties managed by East Orange Housing Authority range from a high of 68 to a low of 56.

The highest scoring property in the East Orange Housing Authority portfolio is Vista Village and the lowest scoring property is Concord Towers.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 50% of properties managed by East Orange Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. East Orange Housing Authority owns and manages 241 public housing units in 3 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for East Orange Housing Authority is $279.00 compared to the state average of $0.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of NJ ranges from a low of $0.00 to a high of $0.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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3

Public Housing Projects

241

Public Housing Units

943

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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