Welcome to the Irvington Housing Authority

Capital Fund Program

The Capital Coordination Department of the Housing Authority of the Township of Irvington has been charged by the Board of Commissions through the Executive Director to provide the Authority a department which oversees most of the Capital Improvements to the five property's that make up the Camptown Gardens Complex so as to provide safe, sanitary and decent housing to our residents which is our mandate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Irvington Township Housing Authority

Some of the key functions we provide are as follow:

  • Planning and submission of the Authority's Annual and Five year Plans for capital improvements to obtain funding of our goals from HUD.
  • Planning and submission of the Authority's Annual and Five Year Plans for Operations, Administrative and Management Improvements that are related to the Capital Fund Program that support the Operating Funds allocated to the Authority by HUD. The department implements all contracting with outside consultants, contractors and vendors in accordance with NJ State Procurement Laws as well with HUD Procurement Regulations. This is done with a close relationship with the Financial Director and the Purchasing Director
  • Provides the Construction Administration and Coordination of all hard cost construction programs of the Authority that have been approved by HUD for implementation Consults with all executive staff with changing conditions at the properties so that changes can be made to the budgets to meet our goals and objectives and file the required changes with HUD. Housing people is ever changing, what was yesterday may not be the same today.
  • Planning for the future has become a reality as funds for Capital Improvements are diminishing. The department is looking in to alternative financing to support our goals by using both HUD and private funds in this effort. We have started planning two programs which we hope will improve the Camptown Gardens Complex.

Purchasing Department

The Purchasing Department is a member of the administrative team of The Irvington Housing Authority. The Purchasing Department is responsible for purchasing all supplies, and materials, as well as maintaining supplies and inventory for IHA.

In addition, there is the responsibility of the purchasing of equipment required and services contracts for all repairs to the property. Other responsibilities include, all purchases made on competitive bids, competitive contracts, professional services and Request for Proposals. The overall goal of the Purchasing Agent is to provide safe, decent and sanitary services for all residents.

Mission Statement

  • To provide the best service possible to all departments in fair and equitable manner
  • To ensure that an equal opportunity is given to all vendors without bias or political pressures
  • To assist and protect the interests of the Irvington Housing Authority Residents
  • To meet all goals and objectives according to HUD guidelines.

Office Location : 101-A Union Avenue, Irvington , NJ 07111

Hours of Operation :
Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (except government holidays)
Telephone Number : 973-375-2121 ext. 122
Fax number : 973-375-4581

Program Description

In the high-priced real estate market of Essex County, NJ, many families need help bridging the gap between low or moderate wages and the high cost of renting a home. The Irvington Housing Authority (IHA) provides assistance to help these families obtain safe, quality and affordable housing through its Public Housing Program. IHA owns and manages 670 public housing units, located in Irvington, that provide reduced rents for very low-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities. Tenants pay 30 percent of their income as rent.

IHA has accessible and adaptable housing available to meet the special needs of persons with disability, including those with mobility, hearing and/or vision impairments.

IHA also provides "reasonable accommodations". That means that a unit owned and operated by IHA may be changed to accommodate a person with a disability. For example, if you are hearing impaired, IHA will provide a fire alarm with a strobe light. It also means that people with disabilities can take full advantage of IHA services, including living with greater ease in their homes.

You may make a request in writing for a “reasonable accommodation” any time during the application for housing process — but you are never required to tell IHA that you or a member of your household has a disability.

Public Housing Contact Information
Office of Housing Management
624 Nye Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111
Telephone Number : 973-375-2121
Fax Number : 973-375-4581

Maintenance

The Maintenance Department of the Irvington Housing Authority is responsible for the upkeep, repair, and maintenance of all Housing Authority owned buildings and grounds. This department is also responsible for the rehabilitation of vacated units. All emergency work orders are attended to within 24 hours. The average routine work order is completed within 72 hours. The goal of the Maintenance Department is to perform as much maintenance as possible with the existing staff rather than contracting for private services. The maintenance department is responsible for providing a safe & decent place to live.

If you have a repair request for your residence, please contact us at the following numbers:

Monday – Friday : 973-375-2121 ext. 306
Evenings, Weekends and Holidays : 973-375-2121 ext.309

When calling, please let us know if this is an emergency request for service (service needed within 24 hours). Examples of emergency maintenance requests include:

  • Smoke detector(s) not operating
  • No heat in entire apartment
  • Main stoppage (all sinks, bathtub, toilets)
  • No hot water
  • Major pipe burst
  • Toilet stoppage (with one toilet in home only)
  • No electrical service in the entire apartment (when utility bill has been paid)

Lock out (you will be charged)

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Program Description

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also know as Section 8, is a program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Housing Authority of the Township of Irvington. This program assists "very low" income families, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities to pay their rent. Participants are responsible for an affordable portion of their rent based on their income and the balance is paid directly to the owner by the Irvington Housing Authority.

The participant is responsible for locating a suitable unit and a rental owner who is willing to rent their unit to them. The unit may be a house, townhouse, condominium or apartment. Before a unit may be subsidized, it must meet HUD's Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection as well as the Township's Certificate of Habitability (C of H) Inspection.

Section 8 Contact Information
Housing Choice Voucher Program
81 Union Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111
Telephone Number : 973-375-2121