Monroe Housing Authority
504 Hough Street
Monroe, Union County, NC

704-289-2514

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

Monroe Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The MHA offers one Public Housing community with 205 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, you must visit the MHA to submit an application in person, on Wednesdays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. The MHA is located at 504 Hough St, Monroe, NC 28112.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the MHA can be reached by calling (704) 289-2514, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Monroe Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 205 affordable rental units. It also administers 318 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Monroe Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Monroe Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (39%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (61%) to that of all housing authorities in North Carolina, Monroe 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 North Carolina.

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, Monroe Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 85 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in North Carolina is 80.83.

Monroe Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average North Carolina 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.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Monroe Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 89. 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, Project Unnamed has 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. Monroe Housing Authority owns and manages 205 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Monroe Housing Authority is $247.00 compared to the state average of $246.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of North Carolina ranges from a low of $153.00 to a high of $422.00.

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 Monroe Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2008 7/23/08 Plan
2006 8/11/06 Plan
2005 8/15/05 Plan
2004 9/1/04 Plan
2003 10/7/03 Plan
2002 9/30/02 Plan
2001 9/26/01 Plan
2000 9/29/00 Plan

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Public Housing Projects

205

Public Housing Units

318

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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