Atlantic City Housing Authority


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Section 8 (RAB) Resident Advisory Board


Mission:          The Atlantic City Housing Authority established the Section 8 Advisory Board and the members are elected by Section 8 program participants. The Section 8 RAB Board's primary task is to propose and review the Section 8 Administrative Plans additions and changes. In addition,  we are responsible for providing assistance in the development/update  the ACHA authorities five year annual plans and making recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding to the Section 8 Housing Program and policies.


Legislation:        Section 511 U.S. Housing Act 24 CFR Part 903

Members:         Merceda D. Gooding- Chairman

                             Darlene Pettus - 1st Vice- Chairman

                             Robin Clarke- 2nd Vice-Chairman

                             Theresa Gutner- Secretary

                             Derma Jones - Assistant Secretary

                             Sonia Crendo - Spanish Interpreter/ Treasurer

                             Joseph Maskio – Sgt.-In-Arms

                             Eleanor Hanken- Senior Advisor/Office Assistant

                             Rikia Michaels – Liaison/Secretary


Term:                    All members appointment two-year term. Expires November 2009


Contact:             Email Address:

                            Mailing address: P.O. BOX 7642

                            Office location:  1000 Arctic Avenue Suite #3


Section 8 General Meeting:       

                                                Shore Park High Rise

                                                225 Virginia Avenue

                                                Atlantic City, NJ 08401


                                   Date: July 23, 2009 Time: 6:00pm









News for January 2009



News for 4th Quarter 2009





Section 8 RAB Board is seeking responsible and dependable Section 8 voucher residents who are interested in filling some Board positions:


Scope of additional responsibilities and requirements

       *  Attend board meetings once a month in Atlantic City.

       *  Attend General Meetings that are held quarterly in Atlantic City.

       *  Skills in computer, writing and oral is necessary.

       *  The ability to be creative and innovate plans.

       *  Dependable and responsible; Provide your own transportation.

       *  The ability to perform general office duties.


We are looking for a dependable Spanish Interpreter who has the ability to comprehend and read English and Spanish. The ability to translate and interpret documents in writing and oral to the Board members and Section 8 participants in a timely manner.


If you are interested in a Board position or Spanish Interpreter, please fill out your information below:











Please email this information to:


You mail it to:               Section 8 RAB Board

                                   Merceda Gooding, Chairman

                                              P.O. Box 7642

                                       Atlantic City, NJ 08401



Meetings:   Quarterly – The meeting originally scheduled for Jan.22 has been postponed.   It will be resheduled.


                Shore Park Low-Rise

                912 Mediterranean Avenue

                Atlantic City, NJ 08401



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