Affordable Housing In Highland Park
Middlesex County, New Jersey

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Highland Park

AHEPA Highland Apartments

239 South Sixth Avenue
Highland Park, New Jersey
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Samuel J Kronman Sc

242 S 6th Ave
Highland Park, New Jersey
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Highland Park, 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 Highland Park, New Jersey

Housing Authority Programs
Highland Park 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 Highland Park, New Jersey

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 181 affordable apartments for rent in Highland Park, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Highland Park, New Jersey

Highland Park features 124 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 Highland Park, New Jersey

There are 57 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Highland Park.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Highland Park, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Highland Park landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Highland Park.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Highland Park, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,666 and $2,036.

2022 Highland Park, 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
Highland Park, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,275 $1,455 $1,851 $2,288 $2,547
Highland Park, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,148 to $1,403 $1,310 to $1,601 $1,666 to $2,036 $2,059 to $2,517 $2,292 to $2,802

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Highland Park, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 181
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 124
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $68,837 ±$5,950
Median Rent $1,287 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.27% ± 6.48pp
Total Population 14,263

Population and Household Demographics

Highland Park is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey with a population of 14,263. There are 5,690 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 58.79% of households in Highland Park are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Highland Park

The median gross income for households in Highland Park is $68,837 a year, or $5,736 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,287 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Highland Park, a household making less than $4,290 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Highland Park.

Area Median Income In Highland Park

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

In Highland Park, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $123,200

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 Highland Park

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 Highland Park

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Highland Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Highland Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$43,150 $49,300 $55,450 $61,600 $66,550 $71,500 $76,400 $81,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Highland Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$57,250 $65,400 $73,600 $81,750 $88,300 $94,850 $101,400 $107,950