Affordable Housing In Mercer County
New Jersey

95 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mercer County

Eggerts Crossing

175 Johnson Trolley Line
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
$733-1,214
1-5 BR
Subsidized

Trent Center East

511 Greenwood Ave
Trenton, New Jersey
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Accessible

Trent Center West

465 Greenwood Ave
Trenton, New Jersey
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Wheaton Pointe at East Windsor

20 Lanning Blvd
East Windsor, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+
Elderly Supportive Housing

Gardens at Birmingham

4000 Birmingham Crescent
Trenton, New Jersey
$876-1,522
1-3 BR

Rowan Towers

620 W State St
Trenton, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Heritage Village at Lawrence

1970 Brunswick Avenue
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
$918-1,096
1-2 BR

Birchwood at Hopewell

725 Denow Rd
Pennington, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Prospect Village

110 Prospect St
Trenton, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Josephson Apartments

237 Oakland St
Trenton, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
62+

Housing Authorities that serve Mercer County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mercer County, New Jersey

There are 95 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,727 affordable apartments for rent in Mercer County, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Mercer County, New Jersey

Mercer County features 5,327 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 Mercer County, New Jersey

There are 2,113 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mercer County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mercer County, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mercer County, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,385 and $1,693.

2021 Mercer 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
Mercer County, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,015 $1,170 $1,539 $1,914 $2,107
Mercer County, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $914 to $1,117 $1,053 to $1,287 $1,385 to $1,693 $1,723 to $2,105 $1,896 to $2,318

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mercer County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 95
Total Low Income Apartments 7,727
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,327
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $72,804 ±$1,555
Median Rent $1,132 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.08% ± 2.05pp
Total Population 370,212

Population and Household Demographics

Mercer County is a county in New Jersey with a population of 370,212. There are 130,546 households in the county with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 35.62% of households in Mercer County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mercer County

The median gross income for households in Mercer County is $72,804 a year, or $6,067 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,132 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mercer County, a household making less than $3,773 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Mercer County.

Area Median Income In Mercer 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 Mercer County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,800

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 Mercer 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 Mercer County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mercer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,450 $25,650 $28,850 $32,050 $34,650 $37,200 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mercer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,400 $42,750 $48,100 $53,400 $57,700 $61,950 $66,250 $70,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mercer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500

Cities In Mercer County

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City Served By
East Windsor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Windsor is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
East Windsor Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Windsor Township is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
East Windsorship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Windsorship is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Ewing The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ewing is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Ewing Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ewing Township is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Ewingship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ewingship is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Groveville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Groveville is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hamilton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamilton is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hamilton Square The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamilton Square is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hamilton Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hamilton Township are the Hamilton Township Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hightstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hightstown is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hightstown Borough The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hightstown Borough is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hopewell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hopewell is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hopewellship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hopewellship is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Lawrence The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawrence is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Lawrenceville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawrenceville is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Mercerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mercerville is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Pennington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pennington is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Princeton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Princeton are the Princeton Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Princeton Junction The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Princeton Junction is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Princetonship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Princetonship is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Robbinsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robbinsville is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Robbinsvilleship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robbinsvilleship is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Trenton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Trenton are the Trenton Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Twin Rivers The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Twin Rivers is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
West Windsor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Windsor is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
West Windsor Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Windsor Township is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
West Windsorship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Windsorship is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
White Horse The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Horse is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Yardville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yardville is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.