Housing Authority of the City of East Orange

160 Halsted Street
East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey 7018

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

Housing Authority of the City of East Orange serves East Orange.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
East Orange, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of East Orange Waiting Lists

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


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 before 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, by order of 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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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.

Last Updated on 08/29/2016.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Housing Authority of the City of East Orange

More information about Housing Authority of the City of East Orange can be found on its website at http://www.eoha.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of East Orange may be available by phone at (973) 766-8896. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/15/2019, 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.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of East Orange manages 1,440 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 1,005 4 42
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $824 $961 $975
Monthly Cost $828,194 $3,842 $40,942

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.


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