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Housing Authority of the City of East Orange

7 Glenwood Ave, Suite 304A
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. As of September 19th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of East Orange has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Concord Tower and Vista Village Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now.

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

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

Open Housing Authority of the City of East Orange 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.

Housing Authority of the City of East Orange Website: https://www.eoha.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of East Orange Phone: (973) 766-8896.

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

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of East Orange (EOHA) waiting list for Near-Elderly (55+) or Disabled Public Housing apartments at Concord Tower and Vista Village is currently open. Applications are being accepted from December 27, 2019 at 9:00 am, until 500 pre-applications for Concord Towers and 800 pre-applications for Vista Village have been 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, complete the online pre-application here.

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

Efficiency: $1,007 | One-Bedroom: $1,063

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be 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, as of December 30, 2019.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (973) 766-8896.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/25/2020.

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. Applications were last accepted from August 15, 2016, until August 22, 2016. 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: Requiring relocation or redevelopment, displaced by government action or natural disaster, living or working in East Orange, elderly, disabled.

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

For more information, visit the EOHA website.

Last Updated on 01/03/2020.

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 https://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 09/19/2020, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of East Orange manages 1,424 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 1,000 4 40
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $847 $1,192 $967
Monthly Cost $846,723 $4,766 $38,699

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

Vista Village

70 S Burnett St
East Orange, New Jersey