Penns Grove Housing Authority

40 South Broad Street
Penns Grove, Salem County, New Jersey 8069

Penns Grove Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Penns Grove, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 18th, 2019, Penns Grove Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Penns Grove Housing Authority serves Penns Grove.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Penns Grove Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Penns Grove Housing Authority (PGHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The current wait time for public housing is approximately 2 to 4 years.

The PGHA offers one public housing community for families ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms and one community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, visit the PGHA to pick up an application, located at 40 S. Broad St., Penns Grove, NJ, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The PGHA does not have a preference. Your application will be placed by date and time received.

More information can be found by visiting the PGHA website at, or by calling 856-299-0101 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (856)299-0101.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Penns Grove Housing Authority

Representatives of Penns Grove Housing Authority may be available by phone at (856) 299-0101. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/18/2019, it is not known if Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Penns Grove Housing Authority manages 33 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Vouchers 33
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $767
Monthly Cost $25,310

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Penns Grove Housing Authority

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,949 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 82% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% 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 54% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

61% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 61% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

75% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 61% of all heads of households being Black and 4% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Penns Grove Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 18% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

7% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 57% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Penns Grove Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $354 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $892. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $128.

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 Penns Grove Housing Authority

Penn Tws South

40 S Broad St
Penns Grove, NJ