General Information

History:

The Lakewood Housing Authority was established in 1965 as a governmental, public corporation created under the laws of the state of New Jersey to provide housing for qualified individuals and families in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. A board of seven Commissioners, five appointed by Township Council, one by the Township Mayor and one by the NJDCA, is responsible for oversight and establishing policy. It is also a requirement that one commissioner must be a Lakewood Housing Authority resident. The Authority is independent from the Township of Lakewood and is regulated by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and the NJ Department of Community Affairs.

Mission:

The Authority's mission is to provide safe and decent affordable housing to qualified low-income families and individuals. The Authority also aims to promote self-sufficiency initiatives and improve the quality of life and economic stability of its residents.

Programs:

The Authority owns and manages 206 senior/disabled apartments within three developments throughout Lakewood Township. In addition, the Authority has partnered with a developer to re-develop and convert 62 family apartments from Public Housing to Project Based Rental Assistance through the HUD RAD program. The Authority also administers 833 units through the Section 8 Voucher Program.

Board Meetings:

The monthly Board of Commissioners meeting is held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in the community room at the Rev. Albert Clayton Administrative Building, 317 Sampson Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701.