Affordable Housing In Middlesex County
99 Low Income Apartment Communities In Middlesex County
Housing Authorities that serve Middlesex County
|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 County, New Jersey
There are 99 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,153 affordable apartments for rent in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Income Based Apartments in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Middlesex County features 4,957 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 County, New Jersey
There are 3,012 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Middlesex County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Middlesex County, New Jersey
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Middlesex County landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Middlesex County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Middlesex County, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,593 and $1,947.
2020 Middlesex 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$1,193||$1,382||$1,770||$2,228||$2,572|
|Payment Standard Range||$1,074 to $1,312||$1,244 to $1,520||$1,593 to $1,947||$2,005 to $2,451||$2,315 to $2,829|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Middlesex County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||99|
|Total Low Income Apartments||8,153|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||4,957|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||35.72%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.65|
|Average Household Size||2.85|
|Median Household Income||$79,593 ±$1,012|
|Median Rent||$1,299 ±$13|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||46.67% ± 1.33pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Middlesex County is a county in New Jersey with a population of 830,300. There are 282,058 households in the county with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 35.72% of households in Middlesex County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Middlesex County
The median gross income for households in Middlesex County is $79,593 a year, or $6,633 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,299 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Middlesex County, a household making less than $4,330 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Middlesex County.
Area Median Income In Middlesex 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 Middlesex County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $119,500
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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$25,100||$28,700||$32,300||$35,850||$38,750||$41,600||$44,500||$47,350|
|50% of Median||$41,850||$47,800||$53,800||$59,750||$64,550||$69,350||$74,100||$78,900|
|80% of Median||$57,800||$66,050||$74,300||$82,550||$89,200||$95,800||$102,400||$109,000|
Cities In Middlesex County
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