Atlantic City Housing Authority

227 N Vermont Avenue
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey 8401

Atlantic City Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Atlantic City, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Atlantic City Housing Authority serves Atlantic City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Atlantic City, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Unknown

Other Atlantic City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Atlantic City, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Atlantic City Housing Authority (ACHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in June, 2019. Before that, it was open for one day in October 2017; in June 2011, and in October 2008. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

200 applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the ACHA website.

Last Updated on 08/25/2019.

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 06/25/2019.

About Atlantic City Housing Authority

More information about Atlantic City Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://atlanticcityha.org/.

Representatives of Atlantic City Housing Authority may be available by phone at (609) 344-1107. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/23/2019, it is not known if Atlantic City Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Atlantic City Housing Authority manages 794 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 632 4 10 69 71
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $684 $1,114 $556 $776 $741
Monthly Cost $431,991 $4,456 $5,555 $53,567 $52,588

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

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Scattered Sites

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