Pleasantville Housing Authority

156 N Main Street
Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey 8232

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

Pleasantville Housing Authority serves Pleasantville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Closed

Other Pleasantville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Pleasantville Housing Authority (PHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please Note: The family public housing waiting list for families is currently closed.

The PHA offers five public housing communities with 206 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are three ways to apply:
1. Visit the PHA to pick up an application, located at 156 North Main St., Pleasantville, NJ 08232, during normal office hours Monday-Friday.
2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling 609-646-3023.
3. Download the application here, then print and complete,

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

No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the PHA website at http://www.pleasantvilleha.org/, or by calling 609-646-3023 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Pleasantville Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/18/2019, it is not known if Pleasantville 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 Pleasantville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Pleasantville Housing Authority manages 428 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 13 129 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $707 $795 $920
Monthly Cost $9,193 $102,529 $5,521

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pleasantville Housing Authority

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 4% having issued approximately 78 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $16,903 per year. 85% of households were very low income (VLI) and 58% were extremely low income (ELI). 44% 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 43% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

56% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

92% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 76% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pleasantville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 8% include at least one person with a disability. 15% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 26% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Pleasantville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $445 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,243. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $159.



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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