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Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

 The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list is currently closed and not accepting applications as this time.

Additional Housing Resources:

U.S. Department of Housing and Development

Affordable Housing Alliance Monmouth County

New Jersey Housing Resource Center

HCVP Admin Plan

Landlord Direct Deposit Enrollment Form


The Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8) is a rent subsidy program designed to assist very low-income families in paying rent for private housing of their choice. The Housing Authority is currently providing assistance to more than 260 families through this program.  To participate the program, the family must meet all of the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Qualify as an individual or family
  • Income from assets included with other income does not exceed the Income Limits (2018)
  • No indebtedness to any Housing Authority
  • Has not committed fraud, misrepresentation or falsification of information
  • Has not violated any family obligation
  • Has not breached repayment agreement with the MHA
  • No history of violent criminal activity
  • Family composition conforms to occupancy standards

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, the family's authorization to search for housing, is issued after the family has been determined eligible and oriented on the Section 8 Program requirements. This applies to new families and families requesting to move to another apartment or house.

When a Housing Choice Voucher becomes available, a family receives a package of information that includes the necessary forms to be completed on the rental apartment or house selected. The dwelling must be within the Fair Market Rent / Payment Standard and must be inspected by an HQS Inspector to assure that it complies with HUD's Housing Quality Standards. If it is approved, the applicant/participant executes a lease with the owner; the owner executes a Housing Assistance Payment Contract with the Housing Authority, and the applicant/participant moves into the apartment or house.

For more information regarding the Section 8 Voucher Program please visit the 
Housing Choice Voucher Fact Sheet


If you would like to list your unit with the MHA Housing Choice Voucher Program, you may fax the unit information (address, rent, bedrooms, utilities, etc.) to 732-671-0575, email it to jturner@mhanj.net or mail it to:

Middletown Housing Authority
2 Oakdale Drive
Middletown, NJ 07748
Attn:  Section 8

The MHA HCVP pays up to 110% of the Small Market Fair Rent ("SMFR"). Go to the MHA Payment Standard to determine the approved gross (contract rent + ultilites) rent maximum for your unit.

All units will be inspected before a HCVP participant can occupy a residency. Please click HERE to view or print information on how you can prepare for the inspection.

To register and advertise your apartment for free, go to New Jersey Housing Resource Center.