About Atlantic City Housing Authority

The Atlantic City Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Atlantic City Housing Authority serves Atlantic City.

Atlantic City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Atlantic City Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Atlantic City Housing Authority (ACHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in June 2011, and prior to that in October 2008

In 2011, only the first 300 pre-applications were accepted online.

In 2008, more than 500 people applied to the 150 open spots.

For more information, visit the ACHA website or call the ACHA office at (609) 344-1107.

Last Updated on 07/24/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Atlantic City Housing Authority (ACHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please Note: The family public housing waiting list is currently closed.

The ACHA offers 10 public housing communities for families and senior/disabled individuals. For a complete list of each community the ACHA offers, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing please follow this link to apply online.

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

The ACHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: involuntarily displaced, live or work in Atlantic City for the past 12 consecutive months.

More information can be found by visiting the ACHA website at http://www.atlanticcityha.org/, or by calling 609-344-1107 during normal office hours,

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.


About the Atlantic City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Atlantic City Housing Authority manages 650 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 443 6 14 103 75
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $816 $952 $571 $834 $749
Monthly Cost $361,534 $5,712 $7,988 $85,851 $56,198

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Atlantic City Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 11% having issued approximately 51 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 49 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $15,091 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 46% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

57% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 75% of all heads of households being Black and 4% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Atlantic City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 23% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Atlantic City Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $393 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $796. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Atlantic City Housing Authority

227 N Vermont Ave
Jeffries Inlet Towers is a 456 unit low income housing apartment community in Atlantic City.
4200 W End Ave
Walter J Buzby Homes is a 126 unit low income housing apartment community in Atlantic City.
225 N Virginia Ave
Shore Park is a 160 unit low income housing apartment community in Atlantic City.
1000 Arctic Ave
Altman Terrace is a 190 unit low income housing apartment community in Atlantic City.
310 Robinson Ave
Scattered Sites is a 160 unit low income housing apartment community in Atlantic City.

Affordable Apartments near Atlantic City Housing Authority

233 N New York Ave
New York Apartments is a 150 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Atlantic City.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
129 S Virginia Ave
Best of Life Park is a low income housing apartment community that provides St.-1 bedroom apartments for rent in Atlantic City.
1313 Baltic Ave
Baltic Plaza Apartments is a 168 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Atlantic City.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance