About Long Branch Housing Authority

The Long Branch Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Long Branch, New Jersey.

The Long Branch Housing Authority serves Long Branch.

Long Branch Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The City of Long Branch Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The CLBHA offers four family communities ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms, and three communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the CLBHA to pick up an application, located at 2 Hope Lane, P.O. Box 337, Long Branch, NJ 07740, during normal office hours.
2. Download the application below, then print and complete:

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

The CLBHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: 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.

More information can be found by visiting the CLBHA website at http://www.lbhousing.org/, or by calling 732-222-3747 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Long Branch Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Veterans. Those Displaced by Government Action. Those who Live in Substandard Housing. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.

Long Branch Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

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 the Long Branch Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Long Branch Housing Authority manages 779 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 505 11 74 10 46
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $963 $880 $1,057 $1,122 $818
Monthly Cost $486,084 $9,680 $78,205 $11,219 $37,607

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.


Public Housing Operated by Long Branch Housing Authority

36 Rockwell Ave
Kennedy Tws is a 160 unit low income housing apartment community in Long Branch.
1 Hobart Mnr
Hobart Manor is a 57 unit low income housing apartment community in Long Branch.
131 Central Ave
Seaview Manor 732 is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Long Branch.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Long Branch.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
160 Central Ave
President Estates is a 53 unit low income housing apartment community in Long Branch.
1 University Dr
Garfield Court Phase I is a 51 unit low income housing apartment community in Long Branch.

Affordable Apartments near Long Branch Housing Authority

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Monmouth Ucp Housing is a 6 unit low income housing apartment community in Long Branch.
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