John V. Santore, Staff Writer
Press of Atlantic City
About 150 people packed Atlantic City Council chambers Wednesday to learn about new and planned low and moderate income housing opportunities in Atlantic City and Pleasantville.
“Everyone has the right to live in a decent neighborhood,” said Council President Frank M. Gilliam, who organized the meeting. “It’s very important for me personally to make sure that the residents of Atlantic City have adequate housing.”
Community Investment Strategies is currently taking applications for two developments.
The completed Carolina Crescent, located at 1353 Mediterranean Avenue, has 51 units available, consisting of two and three bedroom apartments. Rents range from about $750 to approximately $900 per month. Income requirements run from $32,880 for a two person unit to $47,700 for a six person unit.
A second development is planned at 201 Connecticut Avenue. It will have 38 units available.
Applicants can call 609-571-2282 or visit the rental office at 724 Baltic Ave. in Atlantic City.
A second company, RPM Development Group, is accepting applications for the completed Milan & Main building, located at 117 W. Washington Street in Pleasantville.
The property has one, two, and three bedroom units available ranging in rent from $635 per month to $1,300 per month. Minimum income requirements range from $21,772 to $44,572, depending on the number of people living in an apartment.
RPM is also constructing the Beachview Residences, which will be located on Atlantic Avenue at the southern end of Atlantic City. The property is expected to open by September, and applications are currently being accepted.
At least one occupant in each unit must be over 55 years old. One and two-bedroom apartments will be available. Rents are $721 for one bedroom apartments and $863 for two bedroom apartments. Minimum income levels start at $21,600, and maximum income levels range from $28,800 to $41,100, depending on the number of people living in the household.
Applicants interested in either property can call the RPM leasing staff at 609-377-5985, or visit the leasing office at 117 W. Washington Ave. in Pleasantville.
Finally, Conifer Realty LLC is constructing The Meadows Apartments in Atlantic City, expected to open this fall.
A total of 28 tax credit units, 30 section 8 units, and 32 public housing units will be available between multiple buildings.
The tax credit units will cost between 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. The section 8 units will cost 30 percent of the renters’ gross income, while the public housing units will cost about 40 percent of gross income.
Apartments ranging from 1-3 bedrooms will be available in all three categories. Credit checks, landlord checks, and criminal background checks will be conducted on all applicants.
Those interested can email their name, mailing address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are expected to be sent out in July.
Families displaced by Hurricane Sandy can receive a priority place on the waiting list for some of these properties. Sandy-impacted applicants should present their FEMA numbers when they contact rental officials.