Lakewood Housing Authority

317 Sampson Avenue
Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey 8701

Lakewood Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Lakewood, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of November 19th, 2019, Lakewood Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The RAD Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lakewood Housing Authority serves Lakewood but does not serve Lakewood Township.

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

Open Lakewood Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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 06/25/2019.

Other Lakewood Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Lakewood, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lakewood Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 15 days in October 2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

During the opening period, applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the LHA website, or call the office at (732) 364-1300.

Last Updated on 12/03/2018.

Closed: Family RAD Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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 06/24/2019.

About Lakewood Housing Authority

More information about Lakewood Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.lakewoodha.org/.

Representatives of Lakewood Housing Authority may be available by phone at (732) 364-1300. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/19/2019, 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.


About the Lakewood Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Lakewood Housing Authority manages 1,062 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 614 34 115 69 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,113 $923 $959 $768 $1,059
Monthly Cost $683,093 $31,374 $110,260 $53,010 $5,297

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 Operated by Lakewood Housing Authority

John J. Currey Bldg

220 E 4th St
Lakewood, NJ