Affordable Housing In Blairstown
Warren County, New Jersey

Housing Authorities that serve Blairstown

Housing Authority Programs
Warren County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blairstown, New Jersey

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Blairstown, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Blairstown, New Jersey

Blairstown features 0 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 Blairstown, New Jersey

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blairstown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blairstown, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Blairstown landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Blairstown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blairstown, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,150 and $1,406.

2021 Blairstown, New Jersey Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Blairstown, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $938 $1,037 $1,278 $1,590 $1,733
Blairstown, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $844 to $1,032 $933 to $1,141 $1,150 to $1,406 $1,431 to $1,749 $1,560 to $1,906

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Blairstown, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 65.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $48,650 ±$692
Median Rent $1,209 ±$152
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 71.31% ± 44pp
Total Population 540

Population and Household Demographics

Blairstown is a city in Warren County, New Jersey with a population of 540. There are 185 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 65.95% of households in Blairstown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blairstown

The median gross income for households in Blairstown is $48,650 a year, or $4,054 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,209 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blairstown, a household making less than $4,030 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 71.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Blairstown.

Area Median Income In Blairstown

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Blairstown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Warren County.

In Blairstown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Blairstown

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Blairstown

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Blairstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $30,950 $33,450 $35,950 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Blairstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Blairstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500