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

What is a Housing Authority?

A housing authority, also called a housing department, manages public housing projects and screens prospective tenants according to income, age and disability criteria mandated by government agencies. It also provides information to the public about how to buy and sell homes and oversees certain homeownership financing programs. A housing department provides statistics about housing applications and public housing projects to social service and asset managers.

Housing programs sometimes provide subsidies for private landlord rentals to low-income tenants. Such programs are generally based on gross income and family size. A housing authority helps moderate-income families find affordable housing, and sometimes helps families build homes, especially those built in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods and rural areas designated for such programs.