Affordable Housing In Clayton
Gloucester County, New Jersey

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clayton

Clayton Mews Senior Apartments

865 N Delsea Dr
Clayton, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1 BR

Camp Salute

865 North Delsea Drive
Clayton, New Jersey
1-3 BR

Delsea View

Costill Ave and Delsea
Clayton, New Jersey
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Clayton, 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 Clayton, New Jersey

Housing Authority Programs
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of Gloucester County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clayton, New Jersey

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 209 affordable apartments for rent in Clayton, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Clayton, New Jersey

Clayton features 30 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 Clayton, New Jersey

There are 179 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clayton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clayton, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clayton, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,168 and $1,428.

2022 Clayton, 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
Clayton, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $940 $1,071 $1,298 $1,605 $1,837
Clayton, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $846 to $1,034 $964 to $1,178 $1,168 to $1,428 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,653 to $2,021

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clayton, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 209
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.6%
Average Renter Household Size 3.12
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $63,628 ±$6,345
Median Rent $1,028 ±$190
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.23% ± 16.56pp
Total Population 8,292

Population and Household Demographics

Clayton is a city in Gloucester County, New Jersey with a population of 8,292. There are 2,978 households in the city with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 22.6% of households in Clayton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clayton

The median gross income for households in Clayton is $63,628 a year, or $5,302 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,028 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clayton, a household making less than $3,427 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 65.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Clayton.

Area Median Income In Clayton

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 Clayton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gloucester County.

In Clayton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $105,400

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 Clayton

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 Clayton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Clayton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Clayton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Clayton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,050 $67,450 $75,900 $84,300 $91,050 $97,800 $104,550 $111,300