Long Branch Housing Authority

2 Hope Lane
Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey 7740

Long Branch Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Long Branch, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 22nd, 2019, Long Branch Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Long Branch Housing Authority serves Long Branch.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Long Branch Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Long Branch Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Long Branch Housing Authority (LBHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the CLBHA to pick up an application, located at 2 Hope Lane, Long Branch, NJ 07740, during normal office hours.
  2. Visit the CLBHA Applications page here, and download and print the application for a listed property.

Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the address listed above, or mailed to P.O. Box 337, Long Branch, NJ 07740.

This waiting list has the following preferences: displaced by government action, victim of domestic violence, disabled, elderly, substandard living conditions, veteran, or a resident of Long Branch for at least six months.

For more information, visit the LBHA website, or call the office at (732) 222-3747.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7322223747.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/09/2018.

Other Long Branch Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Long Branch Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Long Branch Housing Authority Section 8 waiting list has now closed. 

This is an online only application. 


The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV)/Section 8 provides rental subsidy to approximately 735 eligible low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. The tenant may choose housing in the private market ranging from apartments, duplexes or single-family homes. 

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Long Branch Housing Authority

More information about Long Branch Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.lbhousing.org/.

Representatives of Long Branch Housing Authority may be available by phone at (732) 222-3747. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/22/2019, it is not known if Long Branch 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 Long Branch Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Long Branch Housing Authority manages 712 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 VASH
Vouchers 463 7 66 18 41
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $942 $926 $1,045 $982 $948
Monthly Cost $436,053 $6,482 $68,951 $17,671 $38,850

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Long Branch 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 3% having issued approximately 251 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 42 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $20,438 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 50% 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 45% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

51% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 50% of all heads of households being Black and 8% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Long Branch Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% 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. 61% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 35% 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 Long Branch Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $496 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,108. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $150.



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.


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