Atlantic City

Housing Authority celebrates 75 years

The Housing Authority and Urban Redevelopment Agency of the City of Atlantic City celebrates 75 years of providing affordable housing.

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On June 5, 1938, the Atlantic City Housing Authority was established. Prior to the creation of the ACHA, a movement was organized as the Civic Committee for Better Housing, which began to promote a plan to better living conditions for low-income families. The Civic Committee and the State Housing Authority designated the first site for slum clearance and low-rent housing in Atlantic City as Stanley S. Holmes Village.

Thereafter followed the ACHA’s other housing developments: (the former Pitney Village built in 1941), Buzby Village, Stanley S. Holmes Village Extension, Altman Terrace, Inlet Tower, Shore Park High-Rise, and (the former Shore Park Low-Rise and Shore Terrace built in 1971), Jeffries Tower, Scattered Site Housing, the John P. Whittington Senior Living Center, and HOPE VI housing.

During this milestone anniversary year, the ACHA looks back at its accomplishments and forward to its continuing challenges.

The ACHA also acknowledged all the past and present ACHA Board of Commissioners in moving the agency forward and continuing the mission of providing affordable housing.


Green Team looking for volunteers

The Brigantine Green Team is looking for individuals of all ages interested in helping with current community projects, including farmers market, recycling, energy initiatives, water conservation and garden-related — community garden, composting, rain gardens. No experience is needed.

To help with the organization and planning of any of these, come to the next Green Team meeting, at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center. RSVP by emailing

If you cannot attend the October meeting but still wish to help, email and the group will connect you with the appropriate project lead.


Caring for Caregivers presentation set

The Caring for Caregivers “Reward Yourself … Become Wealthy” presentation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at CARING Inc., 419 W. Delilah Road, Pleasantville.

The program helps guests discover why some of the richest people in the world are not millionaires, and undertand how success in life has nothing to do with what you gain or accomplish for yourself, and what the highest reward for a person’s work in life is. The afternoon includes free food and fun. All are welcome, but space is limited.

To reserve a spot, call Jennie Roberts at 609-484-7050, ext. 246.


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