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Affordable Housing In Edison
Middlesex County, New Jersey

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Edison

Roosevelt Hospital

118 Parsonage Rd
Edison, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Menlo Manor

1061 Inman Avenue
Edison, New Jersey

Edison Consumer Home

337 Plainfield Ave
Edison, New Jersey
Disabled Supportive Housing

Sturgis Consumer Home

65 Sturgis Road
Edison, New Jersey
Disabled Supportive Housing

Julius C Engel Gardens No Edison Gardens

1A Graham Ave
Edison, New Jersey

Julius C Engel Gardens No Edison Gardens

B1 Willard Dunham Dr
Edison, New Jersey

Clara Barton Manor

1015 Amboy Ave
Edison, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Greenwood Townhomes

1045 Grove Ave
Edison, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Colonial Greenwood East

1125 Inman Ave
Edison, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Am Yelencsis Sr Cit Res

100 Forest Haven Blvd
Edison, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Edison

Housing Authority Programs
Edison Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Edison, New Jersey

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,016 affordable apartments for rent in Edison, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Edison, New Jersey

Edison features 405 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 Edison, New Jersey

There are 611 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Edison.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Edison, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Edison landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Edison.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Edison, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,593 and $1,947.

2020 Edison, 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 $1,193 $1,382 $1,770 $2,228 $2,572
Payment Standard Range $1,074 to $1,312 $1,244 to $1,520 $1,593 to $1,947 $2,005 to $2,451 $2,315 to $2,829

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Edison, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 1,016
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 405
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Edison is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Edison are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Edison

The median gross income for households in Edison is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Edison

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 Edison, the AMI is calculated from all households within Middlesex County.

In Edison, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $119,500

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 Edison

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 Edison

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $25,100 $28,700 $32,300 $35,850 $38,750 $41,600 $44,500 $47,350
50% of Median $41,850 $47,800 $53,800 $59,750 $64,550 $69,350 $74,100 $78,900
80% of Median $57,800 $66,050 $74,300 $82,550 $89,200 $95,800 $102,400 $109,000