Monmouth County Public Housing Agency

3000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey 7728

Monmouth County Public Housing Agency is a Public Housing Agency in Freehold, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Monmouth County Public Housing Agency serves Monmouth County.

Waiting List Statuses
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Monmouth County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

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Closed: Monmouth County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Monmouth County Public Housing Agency (MCPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in June, 2019; and before that in September, 2016. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in Monmouth County; Veterans who have been honorably discharged; Active military.

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. The remaining applications will be discarded and the office will not return phone calls about an applications status.

For more information, visit the MCPHA website.

Last Updated on 08/17/2019.

About Monmouth County Public Housing Agency

More information about Monmouth County Public Housing Agency can be found on its website at https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?ID=2692. Representatives of Monmouth County Public Housing Agency may be available by phone at (732) 431-6000. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/17/2019, it is not known if Monmouth County Public Housing Agency 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 Monmouth County Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Monmouth County Public Housing Agency manages 1,664 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 Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,349 11 31 99 174
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $971 $655 $1,217 $1,125 $906
Monthly Cost $1,309,935 $7,208 $37,713 $111,364 $157,638

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Monmouth County Public Housing Agency

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 4% having issued approximately 403 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 54 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 $18,132 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 44% 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 52% 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, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

47% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

69% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 59% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Monmouth County Public Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Monmouth County Public Housing Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $494 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,068. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $135.



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.