Housing Authority of Monroe County

1055 W. Main Street
Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania 18360

Housing Authority of Monroe County is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 21st, 2022, Housing Authority of Monroe County has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of Monroe County serves Monroe County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Monroe County, Pennsylvania Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of Monroe County Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Monroe County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of Monroe County Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and 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: Monroe County, Pennsylvania Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Monroe County (HAMC) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The HAMC is accepting applications for this waiting list from January 19, 2022 at 8:30 am ET, until 50 applications have been received.

Please note: According to the HAMC public notice, "HCVP Mainstream Voucher (MS5): Eligibility Guidelines MUST BE—

  • Non-Elderly person- A person 18 years of age or older and less than 62 years of age.
  • Disabled- Proof must be provided (current SSA award letter, doctor’s note or Disability Verification obtained from the housing authority).

AND at least one of the following:

  • Coming out of an institution or other segregated setting and at risk of being homeless (proofs to provide: hospital-discharge paper, letter from group home, shelter, crisis center).
    OR
  • Coming out of permanent supportive housing.
    OR
  • At risk of being institutionalized as a result of being homeless.
    OR
  • Homeless: provide proof (letter from a shelter, case worker, church, any agency that has verified you are homeless)
    OR
  • At risk of becoming homeless. Provide proof (letter of eviction)"

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application available here.
  2. Pick up an application from the HAMC office, located at 1055 West Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Starting January 12, 2022.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off at the HAMC office, address mentioned above.
  2. Emailed to jmontiel@housingauthoritymonroecounty.org.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HAMC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAMC on January 12, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (570) 421-7770.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/19/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Monroe County (HAMC) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open.

The HAMC is accepting applications for this waiting list as of May, 2015, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application available online here. Select the "Application for Public Housing" link.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Working: The head of household or spouse must be legally employed at the time of full application interview. This is verified by third party verification.
  • Approved job training program: Any head of household or spouse who is participating in, or enrolled for participation in training, education or employment program funded by HUD, JTPA, or any other Federal State, or Local Organization. Attendance must be verified in writing by the training, education or employment provider.
  • Disability/handicapped: Head of household or spouse is disabled/handicapped
  • Elderly: Head of household or spouse is 62 years of age and older
  • Homeless: If the applicant family lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. A family who resides at a publicly or privately operated shelter and/or family whose primary nighttime resident is not designed for, or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. This is verified by a social service agency such as Salvation Army, Women’s Resources of Counselor.
  • Victim of domestic violence: “Victim”. A person who is physically or sexually abused by a family or household member. The term shall also include persons who have a significant relation with the victim and who seek advice, counseling, or assistance from a domestic violence counselor or advocate regarding abuse of the victim. This is verified by third party verification from Women’s Resources, Protection from Abuse Order (PFA) and/or Counselor.
  • Veteran: A veteran or spouse who has served on Federal Active Duty for a period of more than 180 days (i.e. 181 days, etc.) and was discharged or released from such active duty with other than a dishonorable discharge, or if less than 180 days was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. Verification is required by presenting a copy of the Honorable Discharge or DD214 form.
  • Resident: Family lives or works in Monroe County Verification required (i.e. Utility bill/photo ID)
  • Non-resident: Family lives outside of Monroe County, Pennsylvania

For more information, visit the MCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified on January 12, 2022.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (570) 421-7770.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/12/2022.

Other Housing Authority of Monroe County Waiting Lists

Closed: Monroe County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/21/2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of Monroe County 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 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 458 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 422 8 8 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $789 $1,096 $1,080 $682
Monthly Cost $333,130 $8,766 $8,639 $13,630

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of Monroe County

Hillstreet - Avon Court

444 Normal St
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

West Gate

1055 W Main St
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania