Affordable Housing In Collingswood
Camden County, New Jersey

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Collingswood

Collingswood Arms

30 Washington Ave
Collingswood, New Jersey
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Housing Authorities that serve Collingswood

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Collingswood, New Jersey

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 95 affordable apartments for rent in Collingswood, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Collingswood, New Jersey

Collingswood features 95 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 Collingswood, New Jersey

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Collingswood, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Collingswood landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Collingswood.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Collingswood, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,134 and $1,386.

2021 Collingswood, 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
Collingswood, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $900 $1,040 $1,260 $1,567 $1,796
Collingswood, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $810 to $990 $936 to $1,144 $1,134 to $1,386 $1,410 to $1,724 $1,616 to $1,976

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Collingswood, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 95
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 95
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.96%
Average Renter Household Size 1.75
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $60,777 ±$6,913
Median Rent $1,031 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.8% ± 8.71pp
Total Population 13,925

Population and Household Demographics

Collingswood is a city in Camden County, New Jersey with a population of 13,925. There are 6,029 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 42.96% of households in Collingswood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Collingswood

The median gross income for households in Collingswood is $60,777 a year, or $5,065 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,031 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Collingswood, a household making less than $3,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Collingswood.

Area Median Income In Collingswood

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 Collingswood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Camden County.

In Collingswood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,500

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 Collingswood

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 Collingswood

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Collingswood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,700 $25,550 $28,350 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Collingswood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,100 $37,800 $42,550 $47,250 $51,050 $54,850 $58,600 $62,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Collingswood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,950 $60,500 $68,050 $75,600 $81,650 $87,700 $93,750 $99,800