Long Branch Housing Authority
Garfield Court
Long Branch, Monmouth County, NJ

732-222-3747 http://www.lbhousing.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Long Branch Housing Authority Section 8 waiting list has now closed. 

This is an online only application. 

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV)/Section 8 provides rental subsidy to approximately 735 eligible low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. The tenant may choose housing in the private market ranging from apartments, duplexes or single-family homes. 

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The City of Long Branch Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The CLBHA offers four family communities ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms, and three communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the CLBHA to pick up an application, located at 2 Hope Lane, P.O. Box 337, Long Branch, NJ 07740, during normal office hours.
2. Download the application below, then print and complete:

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

The CLBHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: displaced by government action, victim of domestic violence, disabled, elderly, substandard living conditions, veteran, or a resident of Long Branch for at least six months.

More information can be found by visiting the CLBHA website at http://www.lbhousing.org/, or by calling 732-222-3747 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Long Branch Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 11 projects which contain 523 affordable rental units. It also administers 866 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Long Branch Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Long Branch Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (38%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (62%) to that of all housing authorities in New Jersey, Long Branch Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in New Jersey.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 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, Long Branch Housing Authority scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 99 in 2009 and a low score of 76 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Jersey is 77.39.

Long Branch Housing Authority has an average score that is more 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Long Branch Housing Authority manages 7 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 74. The scores for properties managed by Long Branch Housing Authority range from a high of 95 to a low of 0.

The highest scoring property in the Long Branch Housing Authority portfolio is Garfield Court Phase I and the lowest scoring property is Garfield Court Phase II.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 86% of properties managed by Long Branch Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 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. Long Branch Housing Authority owns and manages 523 public housing units in 11 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Long Branch Housing Authority is $484.00 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 (hud.gov, 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 Long Branch Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 7/5/11 Plan
2010 6/15/10 Plan
2008 6/30/08 Plan
2007 6/26/07 Plan
2006 7/3/06 Plan
2005 4/24/05 Plan
2004 4/29/04 Plan
2003 7/15/03 Plan
2002 6/28/02 Plan
2001 7/11/01 Plan
2000 7/14/00 Plan


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Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

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Medium High (500 - 1,249)

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