215 Shore Dr
Highlands, NJ 07732
Phone 732-872-2022

Mon- Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Sat-Sun Closed

© Housing Authority of the Borough of Highlands



  1. Is the waiting list currently open for new applicants?

    Yes, the waiting lists for family units and senior units are open.

  2. How long will I have to wait before I am called for an apartment?

    There is no way to predict how long you may have to wait for an apartment. Your application is placed on a waiting list which is priority based on numerous factors including preference points, application date and apartment size.

  3. Why is there such a long wait for apartments in Public Housing?

    The demand for apartments exceeds the supply.

  4. Is there a maximum income that would make me ineligible for public housing?

    Yes, the maximum family gross income that a family may have is based on family size. The fiscal year 2021 Income Limits are listed at the following link:


  5. Do I have to be a citizen of the United States to be eligible for public housing?

    You do not have to be a citizen of the United States but at least one member of your family must be a United States citizen or a non-citizen with eligible immigration status.

  6. How long will my application remain active?

    Your application will remain active as long as you respond to our annual updates. If you fail to respond to an update, your file will be moved to the inactive files.

  7. How much will my rent be?

    Rent is based on 30% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI).

  8. Is there a minimum age requirement when applying for public housing?

    Yes, you or your co-applicant must be at least 18 years of age.

  9. Check your Waiting List Status on this website or call the administrative office at 732-872-2022 ext. 11

  10. What should I do if I change my address or phone number after I submit an application?

    If you have a change of address, phone number or any personal information, you must advise us in writing. This ensures that you will receive any mailings concerning your application.

  11. What should I do if I have a change in my family composition?

    You must provide our administrative office with documentation concerning the change. It is important to supply accurate family composition information to determine which size apartment would be appropriate and to facilitate the screening process.

  12. What should I do if my income has changed?

    You must advise us in writing if your source of income or amount of income has changed.

  13. What should I do if my housing situation has changed?

    You must advise us in writing if your housing situation has changed. Your situation may qualify you for a preference.

  14. What should I do if I miss the appointment for my interview?

    The Housing Authority will allow applicant/family to reschedule for good cause. Otherwise all applicants/families that fail to keep a scheduled appointment with the housing authority will be sent notification of termination of the process for eligibility, per the Admission and Occupancy Policy.

  15. Click here for links to improving your credit.