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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 June 5th, 2020, Penns Grove Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Silver Run Park Apartments Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Penn Towers South Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Penns Grove Housing Authority serves Salem County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Silver Run Park Apartments Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Penn Towers South Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Salem County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Penns Grove 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.

Penns Grove Housing Authority Website: https://www.pennsgroveha.org/.

Penns Grove Housing Authority Phone: (856) 299-0101.

Open Until Further Notice: Silver Run Park Apartments Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Penns Grove Housing Authority (PGHA) waiting list for 2-Bedroom Public Housing apartments at Silver Run Park is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2020, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. In person at the Penn Towers, located at 40 South Broad Street, Penns Grove, NJ 08069. Only during the business hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  2. Print the online paper application here.

The following documentation is required, as stated by the PGHA: "birth certificates, social security cards, photo ids, and proof of income for all household members. All persons over the age of 18 must sign the application and release forms."

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or dropped off in person to the Penns Grove Housing Authority, 40 South Broad Street, Penns Grove, NJ 08069.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PGHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PGHA public notice, as of February 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Penns Grove, 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 (856)299-0101.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/12/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Penn Towers South Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

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

The Penns Grove Housing Authority (PGHA) waiting list for Senior/Disabled Public Housing apartments at Penn Towers South is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2020, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. In person at the Penn Towers, located at 40 South Broad Street, Penns Grove, NJ 08069. Only during the business hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  2. Print the paper application online here.
  3. If the applicant lives outside of Salem County, contact the PGHA to request an application by mail. According to the PGHA, Applications will only be mailed in the event the applicant lives outside of Salem County."

The following documentation is required, as stated by the PGHA:

  • "Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of income
  • Photo Identification
  • Citizenship proof"

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PGHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PGHA website, as of February 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Penns Grove, 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 (856)299-0101.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/12/2020.

Other Penns Grove Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Salem County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Penns Grove Housing Authority (PGHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the PGHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PGHA website, as of February 12, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Salem County, New Jersey.

Last Updated on 02/12/2020.

About Penns Grove Housing Authority

More information about Penns Grove Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.pennsgroveha.org/.

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 06/05/2020, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Penns Grove Housing Authority manages 32 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
Vouchers 32
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $758
Monthly Cost $24,268

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 Apartments Operated by Penns Grove Housing Authority

Penn Tws South

40 S Broad St
Penns Grove, New Jersey