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Affordable Housing In Madison
Morris County, New Jersey

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Madison

Madison Ha

15 Chateau Thierry Ave
Madison, New Jersey

Madison Affordable Housing

44 Cook Ave
Madison, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Madison

Housing Authority Programs
Morris County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority Town of Dover Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Madison, New Jersey

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 146 affordable apartments for rent in Madison, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Madison, New Jersey

Madison features 134 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 Madison, New Jersey

There are 12 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Madison.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Madison, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Madison landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in Madison.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Madison, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,335 and $1,631.

2020 Madison, 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 $1,034 $1,218 $1,483 $1,891 $2,236
Payment Standard Range $931 to $1,137 $1,096 to $1,340 $1,335 to $1,631 $1,702 to $2,080 $2,012 to $2,460

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Madison, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 146
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 134
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.68%
Average Renter Household Size 1.89
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $110,040 ±$14,553
Median Rent $1,562 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.32% ± 8.53pp
Total Population 16,091

Population and Household Demographics

Madison is a city in Morris County, New Jersey with a population of 16,091. There are 5,499 households in the city with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 29.68% of households in Madison are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Madison

The median gross income for households in Madison is $110,040 a year, or $9,170 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,562 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Madison, a household making less than $5,207 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Madison.

Area Median Income In Madison

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 Madison, the AMI is calculated from all households within Morris County.

In Madison, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,000

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 Madison

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 Madison

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $22,300 $25,450 $28,650 $31,800 $34,350 $36,900 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $37,100 $42,400 $47,700 $53,000 $57,250 $61,500 $65,750 $70,000
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650