Affordable Housing In East Orange
Essex County, New Jersey

33 Low Income Apartment Communities In East Orange

Vista Village

70 S Burnett St
East Orange, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+
Subsidized

The Brookside

777 Springdale Ave.
East Orange, New Jersey
$721-971
Studio-1 BR

Arlington House

55-57 South Munn Avenue
East Orange, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Chestnut Park Apartments

25 S Munn Ave
East Orange, New Jersey
$1,192-1,662
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Corinthian Towers

67 S Munn Ave
East Orange, New Jersey
Subsidized

Brick Church Commons

520 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd
East Orange, New Jersey

Kuzuri Kijiji

19 Freeway Dr E STE Off
East Orange, New Jersey

Norman Towers

500 N Walnut St
East Orange, New Jersey
Subsidized

Park Terrace Apartments

321 Park Ave
East Orange, New Jersey
Subsidized

Brick Church Commons

39 Lincoln St
East Orange, New Jersey

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in East Orange, 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 East Orange, New Jersey

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of East Orange Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in East Orange, New Jersey

There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,264 affordable apartments for rent in East Orange, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in East Orange, New Jersey

East Orange features 2,369 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 East Orange, New Jersey

There are 895 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in East Orange.

Housing Choice Vouchers in East Orange, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay East Orange landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in East Orange.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in East Orange, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,445 and $1,767.

2023 East Orange, 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
East Orange, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,129 $1,338 $1,606 $2,038 $2,394
East Orange, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,016 to $1,242 $1,204 to $1,472 $1,445 to $1,767 $1,834 to $2,242 $2,155 to $2,633

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

East Orange, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 3,264
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,369
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 73.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $36,921 ±$1,643
Median Rent $991 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.13% ± 3.38pp
Total Population 64,578

Population and Household Demographics

East Orange is a city in Essex County, New Jersey with a population of 64,578. There are 25,526 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 73.95% of households in East Orange are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in East Orange

The median gross income for households in East Orange is $36,921 a year, or $3,077 a month. The median rent for the city is $991 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In East Orange, a household making less than $3,303 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.13% of households who rent are overburdened in East Orange.

Area Median Income In East Orange

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 East Orange, the AMI is calculated from all households within Essex County.

In East Orange, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $115,000

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 East Orange

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 East Orange

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the East Orange AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,500 $37,300 $40,050 $42,800 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the East Orange AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,500 $62,100 $66,700 $71,300 $75,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the East Orange AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050