East Orange Housing Authority
160 Halsted Street
East Orange, Essex County, NJ

973-766-8896 http://www.eoha.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the East Orange Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 29th, 2016.

The East Orange Housing Authority (EOHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in August 2016; and prior to that for one day in June 2015, and in November 2014.

East Orange, NJ is about 5 miles northwest of Newark, NJ.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Requiring relocation or redevelopment, displaced by government action or natural disaster, living or working in East Orange, elderly, disabled.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the EOHA website, or call the office at (973) 766-8896 during normal office hours.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the East Orange Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 5th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of East Orange (HACEO) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for elderly/near elderly/disabled individuals.


Please note: The public housing waiting list for families is currently closed.

The HACEO offers three public housing communities with 241 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, follow this link for the online application.

Once the application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number. Please write the number down for future reference.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the HACEO website at http://www.eoha.org/, or by calling 973-766-8896 during normal office hours.

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 New Jersey, 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 New Jersey.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, East Orange Housing Authority scored an average of 88 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 103 in 2007 and a low score of 63 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Jersey is 77.39.

East Orange Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average New Jersey housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for East Orange Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/8/11 Plan
2011 12/7/10 Plan
2010 12/9/09 Plan
2009 12/3/08 Plan
2008 12/5/07 Plan
2007 12/11/06 Plan
2006 12/6/05 Plan
2005 12/27/04 Plan
2004 1/26/04 Plan
2003 3/23/03 Plan
2002 12/10/01 Plan
2001 1/9/01 Plan
2000 3/23/00 Plan