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Morristown Housing Authority

31 Early Street
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey 7960

Morristown Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Morristown, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Morristown Housing Authority serves Morristown.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Morristown, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Family Public Housing Closed
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed

Other Morristown Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Morristown Housing Authority Website: https://www.morristownha.org/.

Morristown Housing Authority Phone: (973) 292-4186.

Closed: Morristown, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Morristown Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 31, 2020, until until 500 applications were received.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • People who live or work in Morristown, New Jersey.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

The waiting list closed within two days of it opening.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA public notice, as of March 23, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Morristown, New Jersey.

Last Updated on 04/02/2020.

Closed: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Morristown Housing Authority (MHA) waiting list for Family Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the MHA Family Housing page, or the MHA website.

Last Updated on 03/24/2020.

Closed: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

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

The Morristown Housing Authority (MHA) waiting list for Senior/Disabled Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the MHA Senior Housing page, or the MHA website.

Last Updated on 03/24/2020.

About Morristown Housing Authority

More information about Morristown Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.morristownha.org/.

Representatives of Morristown Housing Authority may be available by phone at (973) 292-4186. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/26/2020, it is not known if Morristown 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 Morristown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Morristown Housing Authority manages 148 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 140 8
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $730 $635
Monthly Cost $102,201 $5,083

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Morristown 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 6% having issued approximately 28 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 2 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $21,541 per year. 84% of households were very low income (VLI) and 56% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% 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 55% 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, 33% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 39% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 8% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

29% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 27% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

68% 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 Morristown Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% 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. 27% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

44% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% 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 Morristown Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $679 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $930. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $112.



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 Morristown Housing Authority

Petrone

31 Early St
Morristown, New Jersey