The Housing Authority of the City of
Perth Amboy (HAPA) administers 437 conventional public housing units; two
(2) senior citizens and/or disabled high rise buildings, and five (5)
multifamily complexes. The Housing Authority provides safe and decent
housing to low income families, senior citizens, and disabled individuals
with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Families admitted to public housing
must pay 30% of their total family adjusted gross income. Families also have
the option of income based rent or flat rent (based on the market rent for
Applicants admitted to public housing
must be eligible according to the income limits established by HUD.
Applicants must supply income of all family members, provide U.S.
citizenship and /or immigration status and provide social security numbers.
The HAPA also does a credit, criminal and housing screening check through
third party verification with other agencies and also computer matching.
Upon completion of the screening process the eligible family or individual
would be offered a unit according to family composition and family needs;
handicapped accessible unit (accessible and designed with ramps, grab bar,
Many programs are also available to
public housing residents, homeownership, Family Self Sufficiency programs,
computer programs, on site senior care center (Jewish Renaissance Center)
homework program and transportation (Catholic Charities).
Tenants must also comply with Community
Service requirements – adult family members are required to do 8 hrs
community services within the community or participate in an economic
self-sufficiency program. Exempt family members are: age 62 years of age or
older, blind or disabled, primary caretaker of a disabled person, gainfully
employed or receiving Social Security or assistance from Welfare to Work
program and is not in non-compliance with such program.
The Senior Citizen and/ or Disabled
individual or couples list is currently open.
Any one interested can pick up an
application at the Administration office or request one to be mailed.
NJ 6-4, Richard F. Stack Apartments
333 Rector Street
Total units: 48
NJ 6-5 Wesley T. Hansen Apartments
415 Fayette Street
Total Units: 100
NJ 6-10 George J. Otlowski Sr. Gardens
Total Units: 24
NJ 6-11-A, Douglas G. Dzema Gardens
Neville Street and Lawrie Street
Total Units: 18
NJ 6-11-B, John E. Sofield Gardens
Huntington Street, Catherine Street,
Total Units: 16
NJ 6-1, William A. Dunlap Homes
Amboy Avenue, Zambory
Street and Waltrous Avenue
Block 399, Lot 2.01
Total Units: 156