Cheap Apartments In Hackensack
Bergen County, New Jersey


Waiting List Openings In Hackensack

Waiting ListStatus
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

Low Income Apartments In Hackensack

Advance Supportive Housing Pro

75 Union St
Hackensack, NJ
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Elsie Jay I and II

13 Newman St
Hackensack, NJ
Subsidized

Oratam Court

230 Central Ave
Hackensack, NJ

Wm B Widnall Tws

60 Kansas St
Hackensack, NJ
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 613 affordable apartments for rent in Hackensack, New Jersey. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 613 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 104 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Hackensack. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Hackensack

Housing Authority Programs
Hackensack Housing Authority Public Housing
Housing Authority of Bergen County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Public Housing

Understanding Affordable Housing in Hackensack, New Jersey

Hackensack, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 613
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 613
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 63.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Total Population 44,035
Housing Units 18,169
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $55,289 ±$4,887
Median Rent $1,270 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.83% ± 4.67pp

Population and Household Demographics

Hackensack is a City in Bergen County, New Jersey with a population of 44,035. There are 18,169 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 63.66% of households in Hackensack are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hackensack

The median gross income for households in Hackensack is $55,289 a year, or $4,607 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,270 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hackensack, a household making less than $4,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Hackensack.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 4.67 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Hackensack

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

In Hackensack, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,300

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 Hackensack

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 Hackensack HUD Rental Assistance in Hackensack

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $42,380
50% of Median $35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
80% of Median $51,550 $58,900 $66,250 $73,600 $79,500 $85,400 $91,300 $97,200

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Hackensack by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Hackensack

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
HERA 50% $36,050 $41,200 $46,350 $51,500 $55,650 $59,750 $63,900 $68,000
60% of Median $43,020 $49,140 $55,260 $61,380 $66,300 $71,220 $76,140 $81,060
HERA 60% $43,260 $49,440 $55,620 $61,800 $66,780 $71,700 $76,680 $81,600

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Hackensack is $55,260 a year, or $4,605 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,605 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,382 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $896 $960 $1,151 $1,330 $1,484 $1,638
60% $1,076 $1,152 $1,382 $1,596 $1,781 $1,965
Fair Market Rents in Hackensack

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,202 $1,425 $1,674 $2,111 $2,559