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Affordable Housing In East Orange
Essex County, New Jersey

Waiting List Openings In East Orange

Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the City of East Orange Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Now

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In East Orange

The Brookside

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

Arlington House

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

Corinthian Towers

67 S Munn Ave
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

Park Terrace Apartments

321 Park Ave
East Orange, New Jersey

Brick Church Commons

39 Lincoln St
East Orange, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

East Orange Community Homes D

1 S Maple Ave
East Orange, New Jersey

Hampshire House

129 N Arlington Ave
East Orange, New Jersey

Heritage House

50 S Munn Ave
East Orange, New Jersey

Housing Authorities that serve East Orange

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 32 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,160 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 791 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 $1,335 and $1,631.

2020 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
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.

East Orange, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 3,160
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 $106,000

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $22,300 $25,450 $28,650 $31,800 $34,350 $36,900 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $37,100 $42,400 $47,700 $53,000 $57,250 $61,500 $65,750 $70,000
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650