Lakewood Housing Authority

317 Sampson Avenue
Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey 8701

Lakewood Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Homeownership, and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs.

Lakewood Housing Authority offers Project-Based Voucher Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Lakewood.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
RAD Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Lakewood, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Lakewood, New Jersey Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
RAD Family Project-Based Voucher Closed

Open Lakewood Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: RAD Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Lakewood Housing Authority (LHA) Senior and Disabled RAD Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least June, 2019, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Download RAD Project Based Voucher Application (Formerly Public Housing)" link.
  2. Pick up an application at the LHA office, located at 317 Sampson Ave., P.O. Box 1599, Lakewood, NJ 08701, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the LHA office at the address above, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The waiting list has the following preferences: Current residents on the transfer list and Families with court-ordered admissions.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (732) 364-1300.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 07/14/2021.

Other Lakewood Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Lakewood, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lakewood Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from October 19, 2010, until November 3, 2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Last Updated on 06/28/2021.

Closed: Lakewood, New Jersey Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lakewood Housing Authority (LHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 6, 2021, until July 13, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the LHA, "To qualify for the Mainstream program, the application must contain at least one family member that is disabled and non-elderly (age 18-61)."

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the paper application.
  3. Call LHA to request a paper application.

Once the paper application was completed, it was mailed to the main office or hand delivered to the main office.

The maximum income limits for each household size were listed on the application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Residents living or working in Lakewood Township
  • Family Unification Program Youths Aging out of Foster Care (FUPY) referrals
  • Family Unification Program Youths (FUPY) voucher holders, in good standing, that are reaching the expiration of their FUPY voucher term and will have lack of adequate housing as a result of their termination from the program.
  • Family Unification Program Families/referrals
  • Elderly or Disabled Single applicants shall have preference over other single individuals
  • Date and time of application / Randomized Lottery Number (if designated by the wait list opening).
  • Veterans

25 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LHA on June 25, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Last Updated on 07/13/2021.

Closed: RAD Family Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Lakewood Housing Authority (LHA) Family RAD Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Last Updated on 07/14/2021.

About Lakewood Housing Authority

Office Hours

Closed 12:00-12:45 for lunch

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm
Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Lakewood Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

As of September 24th, 2022, Lakewood Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Lakewood Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lakewood Housing Authority manages 1,034 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 560 53 118 69 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,203 $1,170 $1,064 $882 $1,062
Monthly Cost $673,445 $62,008 $125,592 $60,857 $13,809

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lakewood 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 29% having issued approximately 39 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 43 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 5 persons and has a household income of $22,570 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 64% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 33% 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, 67% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

68% of households included children, 51% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 44% of all households were headed by a female.

34% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lakewood Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 5% include at least one person with a disability. 15% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 48% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 13% with 2 bedrooms and 57% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% 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 Lakewood Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $534 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,363. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $238.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Lakewood Housing Authority

John J. Currey Bldg

220 E 4th St
Lakewood, New Jersey

Low Income Housing Managed by Lakewood Housing Authority

Peter Ward Tower

100 WOEHR AVE
Lakewood, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accessible
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