About Housing Authority of Monroe County

The Housing Authority of Monroe County is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

The Housing Authority of Monroe County serves Monroe County, East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Mount Pocono, Harrodsburg, Smithville–Sanders, Stinesville, Arlington Heights, Barrett, Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill, Coolbaugh, Delaware Water Gap, Effort, Eldred, Emerald Lakes, Gouldsboro, Hamilton, Jackson, Middle Smithfield, Mountainhome, Paradise, Penn Estates, Pocono, Pocono Pines, Polk, Price, Ross, Saw Creek, Saylorsburg, Sierra View, Smithfield, Stroud, Sun Valley, Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock.

Housing Authority of Monroe County Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of Monroe County is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers seven communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must pick up an application at the housing authority office, located at 1055 West Main St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360, during normal office hours Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.monroecountyhousing.org/, or by calling 570-421-7770 during normal office hours Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 05/28/2015.

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Monroe County (HAMC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in July 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an application at Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus. The waiting list closed after 300 applications were submitted.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Victim of domestic violence, veteran.

For more information, visit the HAMC website, or call the office at (570) 421-7770.

Last Updated on 07/27/2017.

More information about Housing Authority of Monroe County can be found on its website at http://www.housingauthoritymonroecounty.org/.


About the Housing Authority of Monroe County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Monroe County manages 506 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 471 5 11 19
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $775 $677 $905 $657
Monthly Cost $364,954 $3,384 $9,956 $12,492

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Monroe County

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 114 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 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 49 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $15,342 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% 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, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

56% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

66% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 36% of all heads of households being Black and 15% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Monroe County Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 20% with 2 bedrooms and 58% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Housing Authority of Monroe County voucher holders in 2016 was $400 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,153. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $257.



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.


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