Affordable Housing In Merchantville
Camden County, New Jersey

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Merchantville

Chestnut Station Apartments

20 W Chestnut Ave
Merchantville, New Jersey
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Housing Authorities that serve Merchantville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Merchantville, New Jersey

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 148 affordable apartments for rent in Merchantville, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Merchantville, New Jersey

Merchantville features 0 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 Merchantville, New Jersey

There are 148 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Merchantville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Merchantville, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Merchantville, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,134 and $1,386.

2021 Merchantville, 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
Merchantville, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $900 $1,040 $1,260 $1,567 $1,796
Merchantville, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $810 to $990 $936 to $1,144 $1,134 to $1,386 $1,410 to $1,724 $1,616 to $1,976

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Merchantville, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 148
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $69,833 ±$17,657
Median Rent $1,035 ±$135
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.27% ± 16.02pp
Total Population 3,793

Population and Household Demographics

Merchantville is a city in Camden County, New Jersey with a population of 3,793. There are 1,466 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 40.38% of households in Merchantville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Merchantville

The median gross income for households in Merchantville is $69,833 a year, or $5,819 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,035 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Merchantville, a household making less than $3,450 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Merchantville.

Area Median Income In Merchantville

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 Merchantville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Camden County.

In Merchantville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,500

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 Merchantville

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 Merchantville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Merchantville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,700 $25,550 $28,350 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Merchantville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,100 $37,800 $42,550 $47,250 $51,050 $54,850 $58,600 $62,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Merchantville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,950 $60,500 $68,050 $75,600 $81,650 $87,700 $93,750 $99,800