Affordable Housing In Jersey City
Hudson County, New Jersey

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91 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jersey City

Project Home

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

Woodward Terrace

148 Bramhall Ave.
Jersey City, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Berry Gardens

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

Glennview Townhouses

463 Pacific Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

St. Mary's Residence

240 WASHINGTON ST
Jersey City, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Pacific Court

148 Bramhall Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey
1 BR

Senior Living Center at Lafayette 654

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

Ocean Towers

425 Ocean Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Dr Lena Francis Edwards Apartments

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

Ocean Pointe Elderly

460 Ocean Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jersey City, 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 Jersey City, New Jersey

Housing Authority Programs
Jersey City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Public Housing Homeownership; Family Self-Sufficiency
Garden State Episcopal CDC 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 Jersey City, New Jersey

There are 91 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,933 affordable apartments for rent in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Jersey City, New Jersey

Jersey City features 7,577 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 Jersey City, New Jersey

There are 1,941 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jersey City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jersey City, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jersey City, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,775 and $2,169.

2022 Jersey City, 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
Jersey City, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,610 $1,711 $1,972 $2,438 $2,674
Jersey City, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,449 to $1,771 $1,540 to $1,882 $1,775 to $2,169 $2,194 to $2,682 $2,407 to $2,941

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jersey City, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 91
Total Low Income Apartments 9,933
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,577
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 71.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $59,537 ±$2,025
Median Rent $1,198 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.25% ± 1.57pp
Total Population 259,651

Population and Household Demographics

Jersey City is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey with a population of 259,651. There are 99,058 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 71.08% of households in Jersey City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jersey City

The median gross income for households in Jersey City is $59,537 a year, or $4,961 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,198 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jersey City, a household making less than $3,993 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Jersey City.

Area Median Income In Jersey City

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 Jersey City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hudson County.

In Jersey City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,700

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 Jersey City

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 Jersey City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jersey City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,750 $24,850 $27,950 $31,050 $33,550 $36,050 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jersey City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,250 $41,400 $46,600 $51,750 $55,900 $60,050 $64,200 $68,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jersey City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$58,000 $66,250 $74,550 $82,800 $89,450 $96,050 $102,700 $109,300