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Affordable Housing In Bridgeton
Cumberland County, New Jersey

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bridgeton

The Willows at Bridgeton

76 Lakeview Ave
Bridgeton, New Jersey

Hopewell Senior Place

40 Old Stagecoach Rd
Bridgeton, New Jersey

Bridgeton Villas I

205 Cottage Ave
Bridgeton, New Jersey

Bridgeton Villas II

9 Cottage Ave
Bridgeton, New Jersey

Countryside Village I 725

9 Ichisaka Way
Bridgeton, New Jersey

Bridgeton Commons I

1 Clarke Rd
Bridgeton, New Jersey

Nia Aka Amity Heights

Pamphylia Ave
Bridgeton, New Jersey

Burlington Manor Apartments

86 S Burlington Rd
Bridgeton, New Jersey

Maplewood Gardens

33 Maple Dr
Bridgeton, New Jersey

One - Ten East Commerce

110 E Commerce St
Bridgeton, New Jersey

Housing Authorities that serve Bridgeton

Housing Authority Programs
Bridgeton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bridgeton, New Jersey

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,523 affordable apartments for rent in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Bridgeton, New Jersey

Bridgeton features 966 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 Bridgeton, New Jersey

There are 556 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bridgeton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bridgeton, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bridgeton, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,133 and $1,385.

2020 Bridgeton, 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
Fair Market Rent $853 $960 $1,259 $1,670 $1,985
Payment Standard Range $768 to $938 $864 to $1,056 $1,133 to $1,385 $1,503 to $1,837 $1,787 to $2,184

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bridgeton, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,523
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 966
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.89%
Average Renter Household Size 3.64
Average Household Size 3.56
Median Household Income $36,208 ±$2,602
Median Rent $990 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.39% ± 6.3pp
Total Population 25,201

Population and Household Demographics

Bridgeton is a city in Cumberland County, New Jersey with a population of 25,201. There are 5,969 households in the city with an average household size of 3.56 persons. 58.89% of households in Bridgeton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bridgeton

The median gross income for households in Bridgeton is $36,208 a year, or $3,017 a month. The median rent for the city is $990 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bridgeton, a household making less than $3,300 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Bridgeton.

Area Median Income In Bridgeton

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 Bridgeton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cumberland County.

In Bridgeton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,700

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 Bridgeton

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 Bridgeton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,400 $17,600 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,700 $29,400 $33,050 $36,700 $39,650 $42,600 $45,550 $48,450
80% of Median $41,100 $47,000 $52,850 $58,700 $63,400 $68,100 $72,800 $77,500