Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Chester, NJ

Discover affordable housing in Chester where there are 4+ 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.

Lebensfreude, Llc

80 Route 24, Chester, New Jersey

Lebensfreude, Llc

80 Route 24, Chester, New Jersey


84 Route 24, Chester, New Jersey

Robert E Cole Apartments Chester Area Senior Housing

1 Cole Ct, Chester, New Jersey 07930

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Chester, New Jersey
$22.56 (+164%) more than New Jersey minimum wage and $29.04 (+401%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Chester, 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 programs for Chester, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Chester, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Chester, New Jersey.

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

How many renters live in Chester, New Jersey?

The City of Chester has 1,480 people living in 582 households.

There are 307 renters living in 150 renter households in this City. Renters make up 20.74 percent of the population living in Chester.

What is the rental market like in Chester, New Jersey?

There are an estimated 596 housing units in the Chester area. Of these, 150 units are rental homes, making up 25 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Chester, New Jersey, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Chester?

The rental vacancy rate in Chester is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Chester for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chester
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 84 34 16 16
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chester

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

How many renter households in Chester are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 51 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 29 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Chester

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,379 to $2,800. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,379
One BR $1,590
Two BR $1,916
Three BR $2,424
Four BR $2,800
2024 Fair Market Rents in Chester, New Jersey

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

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
One BR 62 74 percent
Two BR 11 32 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Chester, New Jersey

How many affordable rental units are in Chester?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 38
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Chester, New Jersey

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

Income Based Apartments in Chester, New Jersey

Chester features 38 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 Chester, New Jersey

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chester, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chester, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,724 and $2,108.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.