Housing Authority of Monroe County
Housing Authority of Monroe County is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 9th, 2020, Housing Authority of Monroe County has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Housing Authority of Monroe County serves Monroe County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Monroe County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher
Open Housing Authority of Monroe County Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some 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, it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Housing Authority of Monroe County Website: http://www.housingauthoritymonroecounty.org/.
Housing Authority of Monroe County Phone: (570) 421-7770.
Open Until Further Notice:
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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List
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.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5704217770.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 05/28/2015.
Other Housing Authority of Monroe County Waiting Lists
Monroe County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
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.
About Housing Authority of Monroe County
More information about Housing Authority of Monroe County can be found on its website at http://www.housingauthoritymonroecounty.org/.
Representatives of Housing Authority of Monroe County may be available by phone at (570) 421-7770. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Housing Authority of Monroe County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Monroe County manages 456 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 ||Family Unification ||Ported Out ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||417 ||6 ||7 ||26 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$742 ||$817 ||$696 ||$672 |
||$309,457 ||$4,902 ||$4,872 ||$17,464 |
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.
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.
Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of Monroe County
444 Normal St
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
1055 W Main St