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).
Some of the key functions we provide are as follow:
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.
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
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.
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:
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:
Lock out (you will be charged)
Housing Choice Voucher Program
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.