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


Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Freehold Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 3rd, 2016.

The Housing Authority of the Borough of Freehold (HABF) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

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

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

This waiting list has the following preferences: involuntarily displaced, substandard housing, rent burden, veteran, live and/or work in Freehold.

For more information, visit the HABF website, or call the office at (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)

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