Housing Authority of the City of East Orange

7 Glenwood Avenue
East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey 7017

Housing Authority of the City of East Orange is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs.

Housing Authority of the City of East Orange offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in East Orange.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
East Orange, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Concord Tower and Vista Village Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of East Orange Waiting Lists

Closed: East Orange, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of East Orange (EOHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The EOHA last accepted applications for this waiting list for one day only on July 1, 2022. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • The EOHA has a “residency” preference for a family that includes a family member who lives, works or has been hired to work in East Orange, New Jersey. The preference cannot have the effect of disproportionately delaying or denying assistance to members of protected classes. A residency requirement is prohibited.
  • A family that includes an elderly or disabled member in the household not living in East Orange, New Jersey.
  • Families requiring relocation from EOHA public housing as a result of redevelopment. In addition, families requiring relocation from EOHA public housing due to an under-housed situation will receive this preference.
  • Families displaced by a government action or by a formally declared natural disaster

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the EOHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the EOHA on June 29, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in East Orange, New Jersey.

Last Updated on 07/01/2022.

Closed: Concord Tower and Vista Village Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of East Orange (EOHA) Near-Elderly (55+) or Disabled Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Concord Tower and Vista Village is currently closed.

Applications were last accepted from December 27, 2019, until 500 pre-applications for Concord Towers and 800 pre-applications for Vista Village were accepted.

  • Vista Village is an eight story building, located at 70 South Burnet Street, East Orange, New Jersey. This waiting list is for 0 and 1-Bedroom o units only (1 or 2 persons).

  • Concord Tower is an eight story building, located at 210 North Grove Street, East Orange, New Jersey. This waiting list is for 1-Bedroom only (1 or 2 persons).

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the EOHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the EOHA website on December 30, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior and Disabled Public Housing rental assistance in East Orange, New Jersey. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 07/01/2022.

About Housing Authority of the City of East Orange

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of East Orange 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, Housing Authority of the City of East Orange is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of East Orange Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of East Orange manages 1,359 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, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 918 2 47
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $846 $1,186 $1,111
Monthly Cost $776,343 $2,372 $52,238

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of East Orange

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 131 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $17,304 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

44% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 94% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of East Orange Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 19% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 45% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Housing Authority of the City of East Orange voucher holders in 2016 was $441 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,025. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $114.



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 Housing Authority of the City of East Orange

Concord Towers

210 N Grove St
East Orange, New Jersey

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of East Orange

Vista Village

70 S Burnett St
East Orange, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+
Subsidized