Senior/ Disabled Project Based Housing

WHAT IS PROJECT BASED HOUSING

Senior and disabled public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income seniors, and persons with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Senior disabled public housing is limited to low-income residents 62 or above or permanently disabled. The largest dwelling unit managed by the HATB is a one bedroom which has a maximum occupancy of 2 persons. The HATB determines your eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, or a person with a disability; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, the HATB will check your references to make sure you will be a good tenant. The HATB will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the buildings environment.

The HATB uses income limits developed by HUD. HUD sets the lower income limits at 80% and very low income limits at 50% of the median income for the county. Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one HATB but not at another and vice versa. The HATB’s Income limits are listed below.

Single person- $50,350
2 persons-$ 57,550

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?

The application must be completely filled out. The HATB needs to collect the following information to determine eligibility:

  • Name of applicant, and date of birth, 2 person maximum;
  • Your present address and telephone number;
  • Current living circumstances (e.g., living in substandard housing)
  • Names and addresses of your current and previous landlords for information about your suitability as a tenant;
  • An estimate of your anticipated income for the next twelve months and the sources of that income;
  • The names and addresses of employers, banks, and any other information the HATB would need to verify your income and deductions.

After obtaining this information, a HATB representative will review your application in a timely manor and you will be notified of your current eligibility for the program.

WILL I NEED TO PRODUCE ANY DOCUMENTATION?

Yes, a HATB representative will request whatever documentation is needed (e.g., birth certificates, tax returns, Social Security award letter) to verify the information given on your application. The HATB requires direct verification from all income sources. You will be asked to sign a release of information document allowing the HATB to receive information from these sources.

WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED?

The HATB will provide written notification that your application was received. Once your name is reached on the waiting list, the HATB will contact you and notify you to meet with our tenant service coordinator.

Forge Pond

151 Chambers Bridge Road

This four-story 101-unit complex opened in 1978. It has 40 one-bedroom units and 61 studios. There is a community room for organized group activities and smaller informal groups of tenants.

Common Area Laundry Facilities on site.

George Conway

165 Chambers Bridge Road

This 4-story 124-unit complex opened in 1981.

It has all one-bedroom units. There is a community room for organized group activities and smaller informal groups of tenants.

Common Area Laundry Facilities on site.

David Fried

157 Chambers Bridge Road

This site has 10 single buildings we refer to as the cottages. This 41-unit complex opened in 1983. It contains 41 one-bedroom apartments. There is a detached community room for organized group activities and smaller informal groups of tenants.

Common Area Laundry Facilities on site.

Maintenance

Routine Maintenance Service Request Procedure

The Housing Authority Of the Township of Brick uses a centralized system to provide maintenance services to residents. During the office hours of 8:00 a.m.- 4:00p.m. Monday- Friday, services can be requested by telephoning the main office at 732-920-9400. The explanation of the services needed should be as clear as posable. This will help to give better service and ensure that the request is fully understood. The HATB's goal is to satisfy the resident's request in a timely manor. All request will be addressed between the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 4:00p.m. Monday- Friday. It is not required for the tenant to be present at the unit during services.

EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE SERVICE REQUEST PROCEDURE

In the case of an emergency, the resident should telephone the office immediately.

If the emergency occurs when the office is closed, during the weekdays before 8:00 a.m., after 4:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, call 877-551-5450 and the answering service will take the call and dispatch maintenance immediately. Please note that this number is for emergency use only.

The following are example of emergency situations:
  • Fire - condition that may cause a fire
  • Power failures/electrical hazards
  • Human entrapment (elevator, etc.)
  • Sewer failure – sink and toilet clogs
  • Water leak (fast flowing)

IN ORDER TO AVOID UNNECESSARY REPAIRS and SERVICES

Do not dispose of grease, coffee grounds or garbage in sink drains. This will cause plumbing trouble and eventually leads to repairs and services.

Refrigerators, which are not auto defrost, should be defrosted regularly. Ice picks, knives or other sharp instruments are not to be used to break the ice in the freezer compartment. To melt the ice, a pan should be placed with hot water in the freezer compartment. If a sharp instrument damages the freezer, the resident will be charged for it.

BEFORE CALLING MAINTENANCE during and after office hours, check the following:

NO HEAT: Check the thermostat setting and the circuit breakers. After both of these items have been checked and there is still no heat, call for service.

NO ELECTRIC: Check to see if the appliance is plugged in, check the receptacle, check the circuit breakers, and determine if the Utility Company and/or maintenance department have shut off the electric to perform work. If all these items have been checked and there is still no electricity, call for service.

NO WATER: Check the shut-off valve under the sink and determine if the maintenance department has shut off the water to perform work. If all these items have been checked and there is still no water, call for service.

HATB sincerely hopes that the Service Request Procedure will provide fast, courteous and efficient service. Residents should contact the office if they have questions concerning the Service Request Procedure.

KEYS, LOCKS AND LOCK-OUT PROCESS:

At the time of leasing residents are supplied with necessary key(s). All keys are to be returned to the office upon vacating the premises. Residents are not permitted to alter any lock or install a new or additional lock or other attachment on the door.

Residents should be very careful not to misplace their key/keys. If a resident loses their keys, duplicates may be made. The cost for a replacement key is determined by the locksmith. All keys must be made by Mr. Keys located on Herbertsville Rd, Brick NJ. This is because HATB keys are a special shape and Mr. Keys has the correct key.

LOCK OUT SERVICE IS AS FOLLOWS:

If locked out during office hours, notify the Management Office. The Management Office will then have the unit unlocked.

There is a $75.00 charge for Emergency After Hours lockout calls.