Affordable Housing In Brookdale
Essex County, New Jersey

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Brookdale, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Brookdale, New Jersey

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brookdale, New Jersey

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

Income Based Apartments in Brookdale, New Jersey

Brookdale 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 Brookdale, New Jersey

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brookdale, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brookdale, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,331 and $1,627.

2022 Brookdale, 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
Brookdale, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,017 $1,223 $1,479 $1,887 $2,249
Brookdale, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $915 to $1,119 $1,101 to $1,345 $1,331 to $1,627 $1,698 to $2,076 $2,024 to $2,474

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Brookdale, 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 16.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $107,930 ±$9,439
Median Rent $1,359 ±$111
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.46% ± 15.94pp
Total Population 9,813

Population and Household Demographics

Brookdale is a city in Essex County, New Jersey with a population of 9,813. There are 3,379 households in the city with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 16.1% of households in Brookdale are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brookdale

The median gross income for households in Brookdale is $107,930 a year, or $8,994 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,359 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brookdale, a household making less than $4,530 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Brookdale.

Area Median Income In Brookdale

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 Brookdale, the AMI is calculated from all households within Essex County.

In Brookdale, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $115,000

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 Brookdale

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 Brookdale

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brookdale AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,500 $37,300 $40,050 $42,800 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brookdale AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,500 $62,100 $66,700 $71,300 $75,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brookdale AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050