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


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Monroe Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on March 8th, 2016.

The Monroe Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2013. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, call the MHA office at (704) 289-2514.

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 Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Monroe Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 26th, 2015.

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 (, 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 (, 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 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