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), Public Housing, and Family Self-sufficiency programs. As of November 15th, 2019, Long Branch Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The General Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Long Branch Housing Authority serves Long Branch.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
General Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Long Branch, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Long Branch Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: General Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Long Branch Housing Authority (LBHA) waiting list for General Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2017, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, download and print the application online here. Select the link for a community with an open waiting list.

Once the application has been completed, it must be submitted to the LBHA. It is not known how the application must be submitted.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the LBHA Public Housing page, or visit the LBHA 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) 222-3747.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/21/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Long Branch Housing Authority (LBHA) waiting list for Senior (62+) and Disabled Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2017, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, download and print the application online here. Select the "Senior 62+ and Disabled - Application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it must be submitted to the LBHA. It is not known how the application must be submitted.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the LBHA Public Housing page, or visit the LBHA 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) 222-3747.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/21/2019.

Other Long Branch Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Long Branch, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Long Branch Housing Authority (LBHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 21, 2019, until October 23, 2019; or until 3,500 applications were received. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Household income limits were as follows:

1 Person: $21,500 | 5 Persons: $33,200

2 Persons: $24,600 | 6 Persons: $35,650

3 Persons: $27,650 | 7 Persons: $39,010

4 Persons: $30,700 | 8 persons: $43,430

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Involuntary Displacement
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Working/elderly/Disabled
  • Within each category, priority placement is given to Long Branch Residents and Veterans.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the LBHA Housing Choice Voucher Program page, or the LBHA website.

Last Updated on 10/23/2019.

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 11/15/2019, 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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