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

Discover affordable housing in Dover where there are 6+ 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.

One Thompson Avenue

1 Thompson Ave., Dover, New Jersey 07801

Preferred Supportive Housing 2

37 Ridgewood Dr, Dover, New Jersey 08755

Mill Pond Towers Apartments

45 Bassett Hwy, Dover, New Jersey 07801

Spruce Senior Housing 649

2 Spruce St, Dover, New Jersey 07801

Pleasant View Village

221 Mount Pleasant Ave, Dover, New Jersey 07801

Senior Citz Bldg

215 E Blackwell St, Dover, New Jersey 07801

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Dover, 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 Dover, 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 Dover, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Dover, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Dover, New Jersey.

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

How many renters live in Dover, New Jersey?

The City of Dover has 18,426 people living in 6,128 households.

There are 10,334 renters living in 3,409 renter households in this City. Renters make up 56.08 percent of the population living in Dover.

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

There are an estimated 6,379 housing units in the Dover area. Of these, 3,409 units are rental homes, making up 53 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Dover, New Jersey, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Dover?

The rental vacancy rate in Dover 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 Dover for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dover
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
319 776 1,140 1,019 102
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dover

A large number of apartments in Dover 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 Dover are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 60 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 Dover

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 Dover, New Jersey

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

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
Studio 189 59 percent
One BR 637 82 percent
Two BR 423 37 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Dover, New Jersey

How many affordable rental units are in Dover?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 247
Public Housing 59
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 124
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Dover, New Jersey

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

Income Based Apartments in Dover, New Jersey

Dover features 494 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 161 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 $1,724 and $2,108.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.