Affordable Housing In Forked River
Ocean County, New Jersey

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Forked River

Heritage Village at Seabreeze

1031 Newark Avenue North
Forked River, New Jersey
1-2 BR

Omhs Housing 2004

240 Oak Ln
Forked River, New Jersey
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Forked River, 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 Forked River, New Jersey

Housing Authority Programs
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Forked River, New Jersey

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 105 affordable apartments for rent in Forked River, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Forked River, New Jersey

Forked River features 5 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 Forked River, New Jersey

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Forked River.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Forked River, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Forked River, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,402 and $1,714.

2022 Forked River, 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
Forked River, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,092 $1,230 $1,558 $2,142 $2,374
Forked River, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $983 to $1,201 $1,107 to $1,353 $1,402 to $1,714 $1,928 to $2,356 $2,137 to $2,611

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Forked River, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 105
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 13.2%
Average Renter Household Size 1.70
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $67,167 ±$9,596
Median Rent $1,146 ±$146
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.36% ± 33.11pp
Total Population 5,194

Population and Household Demographics

Forked River is a city in Ocean County, New Jersey with a population of 5,194. There are 2,122 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 13.2% of households in Forked River are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Forked River

The median gross income for households in Forked River is $67,167 a year, or $5,597 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,146 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Forked River, a household making less than $3,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Forked River.

Area Median Income In Forked River

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 Forked River, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ocean County.

In Forked River, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $108,900

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 Forked River

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 Forked River

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Forked River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,900 $26,150 $29,400 $32,650 $35,300 $37,900 $40,500 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Forked River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$38,150 $43,600 $49,050 $54,450 $58,850 $63,200 $67,550 $71,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Forked River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500