Affordable Housing In Lakewood
Ocean County, New Jersey

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lakewood

Chambers Crescent

100 Chambers Crescent Court
Lakewood, New Jersey
Income Based
1-2 BR

Peter Ward Tower

Lakewood, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Macedonia / OCEAN Senior Residence

144 John St
Lakewood, New Jersey

Lakewood Plaza I

96 Martin Luther King Dr
Lakewood, New Jersey

Eleanor Levovitz Senior Citizens

500 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, New Jersey
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lakewood Plaza II

154 A Dr M L King Dr
Lakewood, New Jersey

Home - Housing Production Investment

314 Main St
Lakewood, New Jersey

John J. Currey Bldg

220 E 4th St
Lakewood, New Jersey

Lakewood Plaza Section II 216

154A Martin Luther King Dr
Lakewood, New Jersey
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lakewood, 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 Lakewood, New Jersey

Housing Authority Programs
Lakewood Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Homeownership; Family Unification Program (FUP)
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lakewood, New Jersey

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 940 affordable apartments for rent in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Lakewood, New Jersey

Lakewood features 670 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 Lakewood, New Jersey

There are 207 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lakewood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lakewood, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lakewood landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Lakewood.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lakewood, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,402 and $1,714.

2022 Lakewood, 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
Lakewood, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,092 $1,230 $1,558 $2,142 $2,374
Lakewood, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $983 to $1,201 $1,107 to $1,353 $1,402 to $1,714 $1,928 to $2,356 $2,137 to $2,611

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lakewood, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 940
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 670
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 67.74%
Average Renter Household Size 4.88
Average Household Size 4.98
Median Household Income $37,976 ±$4,065
Median Rent $1,290 ±$63
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 67.17% ± 5.48pp
Total Population 53,591

Population and Household Demographics

Lakewood is a city in Ocean County, New Jersey with a population of 53,591. There are 10,395 households in the city with an average household size of 4.98 persons. 67.74% of households in Lakewood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lakewood

The median gross income for households in Lakewood is $37,976 a year, or $3,165 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,290 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lakewood, a household making less than $4,300 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 67.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Lakewood.

Area Median Income In Lakewood

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 Lakewood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ocean County.

In Lakewood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $123,600

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 Lakewood

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 Lakewood

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lakewood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,600 $29,250 $32,900 $36,550 $39,500 $42,400 $45,350 $48,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lakewood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$42,650 $48,750 $54,850 $60,900 $65,800 $70,650 $75,550 $80,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lakewood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050