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.
|Morristown, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
|Family Public Housing||Closed|
|Senior and Disabled Public Housing||Closed|
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/.
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:
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.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Morristown, New Jersey.
Last Updated on 04/02/2020.
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.
Last Updated on 03/24/2020.
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.
Last Updated on 03/24/2020.
More information about Morristown Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.morristownha.org/.
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.
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:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$730||$635|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.