Affordable Housing In Dover
Morris County, New Jersey

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dover

Mill Pond Towers Apartments

45 Bassett Hwy
Dover, New Jersey

Preferred Supportive Housing 2

37 Ridgewood Dr
Dover, New Jersey
Disabled Supportive Housing

Spruce Senior Housing 649

2 Spruce St
Dover, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Senior Citz Bldg

215 E Blackwell St
Dover, New Jersey

Pleasant View Village

221 Mount Pleasant Ave
Dover, New Jersey
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Housing Authorities that serve Dover

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority Town of Dover Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Morris County 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 Dover, New Jersey

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 355 affordable apartments for rent in Dover, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Dover, New Jersey

Dover features 265 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 Dover, New Jersey

There are 90 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dover.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dover, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dover landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dover.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dover, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,335 and $1,631.

2020 Dover, 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 $1,034 $1,218 $1,483 $1,891 $2,236
Payment Standard Range $931 to $1,137 $1,096 to $1,340 $1,335 to $1,631 $1,702 to $2,080 $2,012 to $2,460

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dover, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 355
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 265
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.92%
Average Renter Household Size 3.38
Average Household Size 3.36
Median Household Income $60,822 ±$3,922
Median Rent $1,280 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.07% ± 9.45pp
Total Population 18,324

Population and Household Demographics

Dover is a City in Morris County, New Jersey with a population of 18,324. There are 5,378 households in the city with an average household size of 3.36 persons. 53.92% of households in Dover are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dover

The median gross income for households in Dover is $60,822 a year, or $5,069 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,280 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dover, a household making less than $4,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Dover.1

Area Median Income In Dover

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 Dover, the AMI is calculated from all households within Morris County.

In Dover, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,600

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 Dover

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 Dover

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,150 $24,200 $27,200 $30,200 $32,650 $35,050 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,250 $40,250 $45,300 $50,300 $54,350 $58,350 $62,400 $66,400
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700