Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Atlantic City, NJ

Discover affordable housing in Atlantic City where there are 47+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

John P. Whittington Senior Living Center

202 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

46 N Connecticut Avenue Apartments 302

46 N Connecticut Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Atlantic City Hope VI Cfp

1801 Bishop Richard Allen Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Stanley Holmes Village

325 N Dr Martin Luther King Blvd, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

payment Subsidized

Scattered Sites

310 Robinson Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Walter J Buzby Homes

4200 W End Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Townhouse Terrace East II

925 Caspian Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Atlantic City, New Jersey
$31.63/hour
$17.90 (+130%) more than New Jersey minimum wage and $24.38 (+336%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Atlantic City, New Jersey?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Homeownership programs for Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Go to the New Jersey Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Atlantic City.

How many renters live in Atlantic City, New Jersey?

The City of Atlantic City has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 69.6 percent of the population living in Atlantic City.

What is the rental market like in Atlantic City, New Jersey?

There are an estimated housing units in the Atlantic City area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Atlantic City, New Jersey, there are 1.07 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Atlantic City?

The rental vacancy rate in Atlantic City is 7 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Atlantic City for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Atlantic City
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
996 4,073 3,902 1,853 509
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Atlantic City

A large number of apartments in Atlantic City have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Atlantic City

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,172 to $2,584. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,172
One BR $1,340
Two BR $1,670
Three BR $2,353
Four BR $2,584
2024 Fair Market Rents in Atlantic City, New Jersey

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Atlantic City?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 741 74 percent
One BR 3,345 82 percent
Two BR 3,280 84 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Atlantic City, New Jersey

How many affordable rental units are in Atlantic City?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Atlantic City, New Jersey including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City features 3,706 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Atlantic City, New Jersey

There are 500 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Atlantic City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Atlantic City, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Atlantic City landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Atlantic City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Atlantic City, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,503 and $1,837.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.