Affordable Housing In Fort Lee
Bergen County, New Jersey

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fort Lee

Malcolm Towers

475 Main St
Fort Lee, New Jersey
Subsidized

Liberty Place At Fort Lee

101 Cedar St
Fort Lee, New Jersey

Mediterranean House

505 North Ave
Fort Lee, New Jersey
Subsidized

Harry J. Holtje House

1403 Teresa Dr
Fort Lee, New Jersey

Penrose Properties

Kaufers Ln
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fort Lee, 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 Fort Lee, New Jersey

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Lee, New Jersey

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 692 affordable apartments for rent in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Fort Lee, New Jersey

Fort Lee features 572 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 Fort Lee, New Jersey

There are 120 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fort Lee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Lee, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fort Lee, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,562 and $1,910.

2022 Fort Lee, 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
Fort Lee, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,237 $1,481 $1,736 $2,159 $2,691
Fort Lee, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,113 to $1,361 $1,333 to $1,629 $1,562 to $1,910 $1,943 to $2,375 $2,422 to $2,960

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fort Lee, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 692
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 572
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $70,415 ±$5,030
Median Rent $1,563 ±$103
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.79% ± 3.96pp
Total Population 36,251

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Lee is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey with a population of 36,251. There are 16,510 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 41.05% of households in Fort Lee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fort Lee

The median gross income for households in Fort Lee is $70,415 a year, or $5,868 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,563 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fort Lee, a household making less than $5,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Fort Lee.

Area Median Income In Fort Lee

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 Fort Lee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bergen County.

In Fort Lee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $127,700

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 Fort Lee

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 Fort Lee

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fort Lee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,700 $29,400 $33,050 $36,700 $39,650 $42,600 $45,550 $48,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fort Lee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$42,850 $49,000 $55,100 $61,200 $66,100 $71,000 $75,900 $80,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fort Lee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800