Morris County Housing Authority

99 Ketch Road
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey 7960

Morris County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 19th, 2021, Morris County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Morris County Housing Authority serves Morris County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Morris County Housing Authority Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Morris County, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Morris County Housing Authority 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.

Morris County Housing Authority Website: https://housing.morriscountynj.gov/.

Morris County Housing Authority Phone: (973) 540-0389.

Open Until Further Notice: Family Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Morris County Housing Authority (MCHA) is currently accepting Family Public Housing waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here. 

This waiting list has the following preferences: Persons Who Live, Work,or Attend School Locally and The Elderly.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (973) 540-0389.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (973) 540-0389.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/13/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Morris County Housing Authority (MCHA) is currently accepting Senior Public Housing waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here. 

This waiting list has the following preferences: Persons Who Live, Work,or Attend School Locally and The Elderly.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (973) 540-0389.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (973) 540-0389.

Last Updated on 09/13/2018.

Other Morris County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Morris County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in September, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Morris County, NJ is about 20 miles northwest of Newark, NJ.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. This waiting list was originally scheduled to close on October 18, 2018, but according to the MCHA, "Due to overwhelming response...the list will close on Friday, September 21, 2018."

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Working/Employed, or Disabled.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MCHA website here, or call the office at (973) 540-0389.

Last Updated on 11/19/2018.

About Morris County Housing Authority

More information about Morris County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://housing.morriscountynj.gov/.

Representatives of Morris County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (973) 540-0389. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 19th, 2021, it is not known if Morris County Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 09/19/2018, Morris County Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Morris County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Morris County Housing Authority manages 628 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 606 8 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $768 $848 $1,020
Monthly Cost $465,482 $6,781 $14,285

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Morris County 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 7% having issued approximately 95 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $20,107 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 73% 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, 35% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 42% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 7% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

25% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 21% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

33% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 16% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Morris County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 35% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

62% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 11% with 3 or more bedrooms. 6% 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 Morris County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $499 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $881. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $103.



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 Apartments Operated by Morris County Housing Authority

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221 Mount Pleasant Ave
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Peer Place

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India Brook Village

34 Calais Rd
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Bennett Avenue

166 Franklin Rd
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Green Pond Village

39 Green Pond Rd
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