The Housing Authority of Monroe County
1055 W. Main Street
Stroudsburg , Monroe County , PA

570-421-7770

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.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The The Housing Authority of Monroe County administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 300 affordable rental units. It also administers 475 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, The Housing Authority of Monroe County is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 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 The Housing Authority of Monroe County between Public Housing Units (39%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (61%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, The Housing Authority of Monroe County has a smaller 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 Pennsylvania.

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, The Housing Authority of Monroe County scored an average of 90 points. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2004 and a low score of 76 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

The Housing Authority of Monroe County has an average score that is more than the average Pennsylvania 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.

The Housing Authority of Monroe County manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 94. The scores for properties managed by The Housing Authority of Monroe County range from a high of 95 to a low of 92.

The highest scoring property in the The Housing Authority of Monroe County portfolio is Hillstreet - Avon Court and the lowest scoring property is West Gate.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by The Housing Authority of Monroe County have a passing score.

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

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 The Housing Authority of Monroe County.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/20/11 Plan
2011 12/23/10 Plan
2010 12/29/09 Plan
2009 12/15/08 Plan
2008 12/15/08 Plan
2007 12/8/06 Plan
2006 12/16/05 Plan
2005 12/10/04 Plan
2004 1/13/04 Plan
2003 1/10/03 Plan
2002 1/7/02 Plan
2001 1/22/01 Plan
2000 9/28/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Stroudsburg from ApartmentSmart

2

Public Housing Projects

300

Public Housing Units

475

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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