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Atlantic City Housing Authority

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

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

Atlantic City Housing Authority serves Atlantic City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Atlantic City, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Family Public Housing Closed
Senior Public Housing Closed
Hope VI Housing Closed
John P. Whittington Senior Living Center Closed

Other Atlantic City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Atlantic City Housing Authority Website: http://www.atlanticcityha.org/.

Atlantic City Housing Authority Phone: (609) 344-1107.

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. Applications were last accepted for one day only on November 24, 2020. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 person $29,050 | 5 persons $44,850
  • 2 persons $33,200 | 6 persons $48,150
  • 3 persons $37,350 | 7 persons $51,500
  • 4 persons $41,500 | 8 persons $54,800

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Family that has been terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding.
    • Therefore, families that are terminated due to insufficient funding must reapply for assistance and be selected from the waiting list. Families that reapply will still be subject to the ACHA’s eligibility requirements.
  • Public Housing families experiencing unusual circumstances where there is a clear and present danger to the family because of violence other than domestic.
    • Families that apply for assistance must be selected from the waiting list and are subject to the ACHA’s eligibility requirements.

200 applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the ACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ACHA public notice on November 20, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Last Updated on 11/25/2020.

Closed: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Atlantic City Housing Authority (ACHA)  Family Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

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

For more information, visit the ACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ACHA, as of October 21, 2020.

Last Updated on 10/21/2020.

Closed: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Atlantic City Housing Authority (ACHA)  Elderly Public Housing waiting list for 0, 1, and 2-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

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

For more information, visit the ACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ACHA, as of October 21, 2020.

Last Updated on 10/21/2020.

Closed: Hope VI Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Atlantic City Housing Authority (ACHA) waiting list for Hope VI Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

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

For more information, visit the ACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ACHA, as of October 21, 2020.

Last Updated on 10/21/2020.

Closed: John P. Whittington Senior Living Center Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Atlantic City Housing Authority (ACHA) waiting list for apartments at John P. Whittington Senior Living Center is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

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

For more information, visit the ACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ACHA, as of October 21, 2020.

Last Updated on 10/21/2020.

About Atlantic City Housing Authority

More information about Atlantic City Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.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 12/01/2020, 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.

Homeownership Program

Information on the Atlantic City Housing Authority Homeownership Program can be found here.

The Atlantic City Housing Authority Homeownership Program online application can be found here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Atlantic City Housing Authority manages 809 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 647 5 10 64 75
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $667 $1,171 $574 $726 $745
Monthly Cost $431,354 $5,857 $5,739 $46,443 $55,876

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 Apartments Operated by Atlantic City Housing Authority

Jeffries Inlet Towers

227 N Vermont Ave
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Walter J Buzby Homes

4200 W End Ave
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Shore Park

225 N Virginia Ave
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Altman Terrace

1000 Arctic Ave
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Scattered Sites

310 Robinson Ave
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Stanley Holmes Village

325 N Dr Martin Luther King Blvd
Atlantic City, New Jersey

John P. Whittington Senior Living Center

202 N New Hampshire Ave
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City Hope VI Cfp

1801 Bishop Richard Allen Ave
Atlantic City, New Jersey