Freehold Housing Authority
107 Throckmorton Street
Freehold, Monmouth County, NJ


Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Housing Authority of the Borough of Freehold (HABF) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HABF offers six family communities ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms, and one community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the HABF to pick up an application, located at 107 Throckmorton Street, Freehold, NJ 07728, during normal office hours.
2. Download part 1 and part 2 of application, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, current utility bill, current lease agreement, proof of all income, verification of all assets.

The HABF does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: involuntarily displaced, substandard housing, rent burden, veteran, live and/or work in Freehold.

More information can be found by visiting the HABF website at, or by calling 732-462-2421 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Freehold Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 85 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Freehold Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Freehold Housing Authority is among the 21% of New Jersey housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Freehold Housing Authority scored an average of 73 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 80 in 2001 and a low score of 68 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Jersey is 77.39.

Freehold Housing Authority has an average score that is less than the average New Jersey housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Freehold Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 90. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Monmouth Ct has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Freehold Housing Authority owns and manages 85 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Freehold Housing Authority is $581.00 compared to the state average of $391.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of New Jersey ranges from a low of $252.00 to a high of $685.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 2013)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Freehold Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 12/8/09 Plan
2009 11/18/08 Plan
2008 11/20/07 Plan
2007 12/11/06 Plan
2006 12/14/05 Plan
2005 11/22/04 Plan
2004 11/6/03 Plan
2003 11/14/02 Plan
2002 11/14/01 Plan
2001 1/16/01 Plan
2000 3/24/00 Plan


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Small (50 - 249)

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