The Atlantic City fire department was called out to the building at around 10:45 a.m., located on the 200 block of New Hampshire Avenue.
When they arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the 9th floor of the 14-story building and called for a second alarm.
A total of 153 people were evacuated, mostly senior citizens and some folks with special needs.
Several people were transported to local hospitals with smoke inhalation.
The fire brought under control shortly before noon.