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Affordable Housing In Hudson County
New Jersey

162 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hudson County

Project Home

657 Bergen Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey
$850-1,050
1-3 BR

Pacific Court

226 Pacific Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Berry Gardens

199 Ocean Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
62+

Woodward Terrace

148 Bramhall Ave.
Jersey City, New Jersey
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Lawler Towers

6131 Grand Ave
North Bergen, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Terrace Apartments

6800 Columbia Ave
North Bergen, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Cullum Tower

6299 Grand Ave
North Bergen, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Senior Living Center at Lafayette 654

463 Pacific Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Meadow View

5828 Meadowview Ave
North Bergen, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Dr Lena Francis Edwards Apartments

455 Ocean Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey
$958-1,326
1-3 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Hudson County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hudson County, New Jersey

There are 162 low income housing apartment communities offering 19,830 affordable apartments for rent in Hudson County, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Hudson County, New Jersey

Hudson County features 16,132 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 Hudson County, New Jersey

There are 3,698 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hudson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hudson County, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hudson County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hudson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hudson County, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,762 and $2,154.

2021 Hudson County, 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 $1,550 $1,686 $1,958 $2,435 $2,655
Payment Standard Range $1,395 to $1,705 $1,517 to $1,855 $1,762 to $2,154 $2,192 to $2,679 $2,390 to $2,921

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hudson County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 162
Total Low Income Apartments 19,830
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16,132
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 68.71%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $59,741 ±$1,178
Median Rent $1,214 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.92% ± 1.03pp
Total Population 662,619

Population and Household Demographics

Hudson County is a county in New Jersey with a population of 662,619. There are 249,584 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 68.71% of households in Hudson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hudson County

The median gross income for households in Hudson County is $59,741 a year, or $4,978 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,214 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hudson County, a household making less than $4,047 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Hudson County.

Area Median Income In Hudson County

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.

In Hudson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,900

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 Hudson County

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 Hudson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,750 $23,700 $26,650 $29,600 $32,000 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $34,550 $39,450 $44,400 $49,300 $53,250 $57,200 $61,150 $65,100
80% of Median $55,250 $63,150 $71,050 $78,900 $85,250 $91,550 $97,850 $104,150

Cities In Hudson County

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City Served By
Bayonne The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bayonne are the Bayonne Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
East Newark The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Newark is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Guttenberg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Guttenberg are the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Guttenberg Housing Authority.
Harrison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrison is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hoboken The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hoboken are the Hoboken Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Jersey City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jersey City are the Jersey City Housing Authority, Jersey City Episcopal Cdc and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Kearny The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kearny is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
North Bergen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Bergen are the North Bergen Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
North Bergenship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Bergenship is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Secaucus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Secaucus is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Union City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Union City are the Union City Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Weehawken The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Weehawken are the Hoboken Housing Authority, Weehawken Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Weehawkenship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weehawkenship is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
West New York The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West New York are the West New York Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.