The Wildwood Housing Authority shall, at all times, develop and operate each project for the purpose of providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible familes in a manner that promotes serviceability, economy, efficiency, stability of the projects, and the economic and social well-being of the tenants.
To manage and operate all properties in a safe, timely, and cost effective manner in order to maximize the quality of life for our residents.
The Wildwood Housing Authority is a federally funded, non-profit quasi-government agency that provides affordable housing to low to moderate income families, seniors, and people with disabilities. WHA is overseen by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It uses its $4.0 million annual budget to provide safe and decent housing and other assistance for approximately 1,000 Wildwood citizens. The Wildwood Housing Authority is managed by a seven-member board of commissioners. Six are appointed by the Mayor of the city of Wildwood with the concurrence of the other city commissioners. The other is appointed by the Department of Community Affairs. The Wildwood Housing Authority owns 2 housing developments in Wildwood. The developments have 170 units.
Effective March 1, 2021, the Wildwood Housing Authority has switched to accepting online applications only. Applicants who have successfully submitted their waitlist application can check their status online. Links to our online application and waitlist status can be found on our home page and under the Programs tab.
(Please choose only 1 bedroom size as you can only be under 1 waiting list either Sandman Towers or Commissioners Court not both!)
Please Note: If your applicant status search returns “Applicant Not Found”, it means you DO NOT have an active wait list application. Please follow the wait list application link to apply, or call our office for more information.
If you would like to know our application process is a pdf that briefly explains it. Click on the link: document How to Apply – Application Process
Below is the preference point options we use to calculate your place on our list. Please be aware that the preference points are given per household not per household member. As you move up on the list be aware that you would have to provide verification for the preferences you have chosen.
Preference Points Ranking
1. Assisted Living Program (ALP) - (Available for Sandman Towers Only) - Information on the ALP can be found under the Programs tab.
2. Elderly (Age 62 & older)
3. Working (30 hrs. + per week) head/spouse/co-head
5. Near-Elderly (Age 55 to 61) head/spouse/co-head
6. Displaced \ Substandard Housing
8. Wildwood Resident (Currently residing in 08260 zip code)
*WHA ACOP defines “veteran” as a Head of Household who was honorably discharged** or who is currently on active duty**, also includes the spouse of a veteran who is currently on active duty, or the widow of a veteran who was killed in action.