Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program

600 West Kennedy Boulevard
Lakewood Township, Ocean County, New Jersey 8701

Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program serves Lakewood Township but does not serve Lakewood.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Lakewood Township, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program Website: http://www.ltrap.org/.

Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program Phone: (732) 367-0660.

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

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program (LTRAP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in November 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Lakewood Township, NJ is about 30 miles southeast of Trenton, NJ.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Disabled, handicapped, elderly.

3,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. The lottery will be conducted by the end of December 2015. Once the selection process has taken place, the results will be available on the LTRAP website.

For more information, visit the LTRAP website, or call the office at (732) 367-0660.

Last Updated on 12/03/2018.

About Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program

More information about Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program can be found on its website at http://www.ltrap.org/.

Representatives of Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program may be available by phone at (732) 367-0660. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/29/2021, it is not known if Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program 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 Township Residential Assistance Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program manages 1,047 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, 2020:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 947 93 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,179 $1,121 $1,127
Monthly Cost $1,116,949 $104,224 $7,891

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program

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 6% having issued approximately 185 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 13 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 86 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 7.3 persons and has a household income of $28,019 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 85% 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 14% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 80% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 12% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 7% 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.

87% of households included children, 77% of which had two adults in the household. 11% of households with children have a female head of household. 18% of all households were headed by a female.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Program Housing Choice Voucher program, 1% include at least one person with a disability. 5% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 31% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

6% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 10% with 2 bedrooms and 84% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 Township Residential Assistance Program voucher holders in 2016 was $660 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,389. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $295.



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.