Essex County Housing Authority

Find Essex County New Jersey housing authorities, departments, and HUD. Housing authorities provide information on section 8 public housing, rentals, applications, eligibility, affordable, low income, subsidized fair housing, hud homes, housing projects, and section 42 tax credits.


East Orange Housing Authority 160 Halsted Street East Orange NJ 07018 973-678-0250


Irvington Housing Authority 81 Union Avenue Irvington NJ 07111 973-371-2122

Newark Housing Authority 500 Broad Street Newark NJ 07102 973-273-6000

Nutley Housing Authority 401 Harrison Street Nutley NJ 07110 201-798-8596

Orange Housing Authority 340 Thomas Boulevard City of Orange NJ 07050 973-675-1250

About Housing Authorities

Who is eligible for the Public Housing Program?

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. Housing Authorities determine eligibility primarily based on income, but they also take prior rental history into consideration. The income requirements are less restrictive for the elderly and disabled.

What is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a voluntary agreement between public housing residents and their housing authority. The agreement provides supportive services to the resident, such as transportation and childcare, while the resident undertakes education and training to improve their employment options. Any increase in rent that results from the resident's improved employment situation is deposited in an escrow account for the family's use at the end of the agreement.

Do Housing Authorities resolve disputes with landlords or complaints about housing discrimination?

No. Housing Authorities are providers of affordable housing and do not get involved in private housing disputes. Most counties and local governments have a Fair Housing Commission or similar agency dedicated to addressing unfair rental practices and discrimination.