About Monroe Housing Authority

The Monroe Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Monroe, North Carolina.

The Monroe Housing Authority serves Monroe.

Monroe Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

Monroe Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MHA offers one Public Housing community with 205 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, you must visit the MHA to submit an application in person, on Wednesdays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. The MHA is located at 504 Hough St, Monroe, NC 28112.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the MHA can be reached by calling (704) 289-2514, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/26/2015.

Monroe Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Monroe Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2013. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, call the MHA office at (704) 289-2514.

Last Updated on 03/08/2016.

About the Monroe Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Monroe Housing Authority manages 276 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 255 21
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $653 $672
Monthly Cost $166,504 $14,112

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Monroe 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 37 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 57 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $12,907 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 56% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

58% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

88% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 84% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Monroe Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 22% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

3% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 67% with 3 or more bedrooms. 40% 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 Monroe Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $352 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $658. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $217.

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.