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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe, secure, clean and quiet community environment, to maintain the property in good condition, offer services and resources to assist in becoming self-sufficient and to ensure the enjoyment of family life, for all residents. Learn more


The Perth Amboy Housing Authority regularly monthly scheduled Board Meeting is on Wednesday, April 12th @ 1:00 PM.  Meeting is held virtually and in-person at 881 Amboy Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ (Administrative conference room).




NJ DCA Waiting List is Opening January 17 to February 3, 2023

Please click link below to go to the NJ DCA website for more information.

NJ DCA Waiting List Information


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The Tenant Portal is Here!

The Housing Authority is happy to introduce a new Tenant Portal tool to provide additional services for our residents and section 8 HCV participants. At this time, tenants can check their rent balance, update contact information, communicate with their caseworker, and send documents for recertification.

In the near future, tenants will also be able to make online rent payments via debit/credit card and e-checks, request work orders, and electronically sign documents.

If you haven't received a registration code please email Once you have a registration code and link to the Tenant Portal page, you will click "Register as a New User".

Tenant Portal



Pay Your Rent (Coming Soon)

The Applicant Portal is Here! The Portal is for Current Applicants Only

The Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy is happy to introduce to our applicants, a new Applicant Portal web tool to provide additional services by the Housing Authority. Through this Applicant Portal, applicants will be able to view and edit their application information, contact the Housing Authority via direct messaging, view and update their contact/notification preferences, submit and receive documents to and from the Housing Authority through the Secure Document Exchange and view their current waiting list status and position number(s).

La Autoridad de Vivienda de Perth Amboy se complace en presentarles a nuestros solicitantes, una nueva herramienta Web del Portal Del Solicitante, para brindar servicios adicionales por parte de La Autoridad de Vivienda. A través de este portal, los solicitantes podrán ver y editar la información de su aplicación, comunicarse con La Autoridad de Vivienda a través de mensajes directos, ver y actualizar sus preferencias de contacto/notificación, enviar y recibir documentos hacia y desde La Autoridad de Vivienda, mediante intercambio seguro de documentos, ver su estado actual en la lista de espera y ver en que número se encuentran.

Applicant Portal

All waiting lists are now CLOSED

Click Here For All Waiting Lists to Check Waiting List Status 

Use the status checker above to check your waiting list status. Please note, if no application information is found that means you did not meet the waiting list criteria that required you to be a Perth Amboy resident to apply, or a U.S. Veteran, or you were not chosen in the lottery. 

Letters and an update form were emailed or mailed to those selected in the Dunlap RAD and Section 8 lottery. It is necessary for you to provide the documentation requested to remain on the waiting list.

Please check back periodically for information on waiting list openings. Due to the high volume of calls and emails we cannot answer general inquiries as to how to apply for our section 8 program. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for helpful links to additional affordable housing resources.

Helpful Links

New Jersey Housing Resource Center

List of Affordable Developments by County

Ending Homelessness in Middlesex County

Affordable Housing Online

2.1.1 New Jersey

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