Affordable Housing In Middlesex
Middlesex County, New Jersey

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Middlesex

Willow Pond Village

601 Chamberlain Ave. Suite 100
Middlesex, New Jersey

Watchung Terrace at Middlesex

113 Mountain Avenue
Middlesex, New Jersey
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Middlesex, 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 Middlesex, New Jersey

Housing Authority Programs
Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services 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 Middlesex, New Jersey

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 156 affordable apartments for rent in Middlesex, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Middlesex, New Jersey

Middlesex features 86 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 Middlesex, New Jersey

There are 70 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Middlesex.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Middlesex, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Middlesex landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in Middlesex.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Middlesex, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,666 and $2,036.

2022 Middlesex, 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
Middlesex, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,275 $1,455 $1,851 $2,288 $2,547
Middlesex, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,148 to $1,403 $1,310 to $1,601 $1,666 to $2,036 $2,059 to $2,517 $2,292 to $2,802

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Middlesex, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 156
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 86
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $79,327 ±$7,882
Median Rent $1,314 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.05% ± 15.6pp
Total Population 13,831

Population and Household Demographics

Middlesex is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey with a population of 13,831. There are 4,882 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 23.76% of households in Middlesex are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Middlesex

The median gross income for households in Middlesex is $79,327 a year, or $6,611 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,314 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Middlesex, a household making less than $4,380 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Middlesex.

Area Median Income In Middlesex

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 Middlesex, the AMI is calculated from all households within Middlesex County.

In Middlesex, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $135,600

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 Middlesex

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 Middlesex

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Middlesex AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,500 $32,600 $36,650 $40,700 $44,000 $47,250 $50,500 $53,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Middlesex AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,500 $54,250 $61,050 $67,800 $73,250 $78,650 $84,100 $89,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Middlesex AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800