About Keansburg Housing Authority

The Keansburg Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Keansburg, New Jersey.

The Keansburg Housing Authority serves Keansburg.

Keansburg Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Keansburg Housing Authority (KHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The KHA does not offer family public housing.

The KHA offers one public housing community with 80 units for senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the KHA to pick up an application, located at 1 Church St,, Keansburg, NJ, during normal office hours.

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

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the THA website at http://www.keansburgha.org/, or by calling 732-787-6151 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

Keansburg Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

More information about Keansburg Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.keansburgha.org/home.html.


About the Keansburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Keansburg Housing Authority manages 283 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 201 2 38 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $992 $1,226 $867 $1,067
Monthly Cost $199,329 $2,451 $32,960 $6,402

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Keansburg Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 8% having issued approximately 38 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 71 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $16,218 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

44% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

24% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 16% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Keansburg Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 23% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 36% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Keansburg Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $441 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,345. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $115.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.