Affordable Housing In Middlesex County
New Jersey

102 Low Income Apartment Communities In Middlesex County

Halls Corner

551 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Robert Noble Manor

241 Gordon Street
South Amboy, New Jersey
$699
1 BR

New Brunswick Apartments

33 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, New Jersey
$1,140-1,803
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Birchwood at Perth Amboy

618 New Brunswick Ave
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Livingston Manor

116 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, New Jersey
$1124
1 BR

AHEPA Highland Apartments

239 South Sixth Avenue
Highland Park, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Greiner Towers

460 INMAN AVE
Colonia, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1 BR

Maple Tree Manor

1255 Rahway Ave
Avenel, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Dalina Manor

113 James St
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Reinhard Manor

401 Fairview Ave
Colonia, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Middlesex County, 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 County, 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 County, New Jersey

There are 102 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,461 affordable apartments for rent in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Middlesex County, New Jersey

Middlesex County features 5,210 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 3,067 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 $1,666 and $2,036.

2022 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
Middlesex County, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,275 $1,455 $1,851 $2,288 $2,547
Middlesex County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Middlesex County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 102
Total Low Income Apartments 8,461
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,210
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
Total Population 830,300

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 $123,200

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Middlesex County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Middlesex County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$43,150 $49,300 $55,450 $61,600 $66,550 $71,500 $76,400 $81,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Middlesex County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$57,250 $65,400 $73,600 $81,750 $88,300 $94,850 $101,400 $107,950

Cities In Middlesex County

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City Served By
Avenel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Avenel are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Brownville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brownville are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Carteret The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carteret are the Carteret Housing Authority, Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Clearbrook Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clearbrook Park are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Colonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Colonia are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Concordia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Concordia are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Cranbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cranbury are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Cranburyship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cranburyship are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Dayton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dayton are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Dunellen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dunellen are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
East Brunswick The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Brunswick are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
East Brunswickship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Brunswickship are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Edison The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edison are the Edison Housing Authority, Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Edison Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edison Township are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Edisonship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edisonship are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Fords The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fords are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Heathcote The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Heathcote are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Helmetta The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helmetta are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Highland Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Highland Park are the Highland Park Housing Authority, Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Iselin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Iselin are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Jamesburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jamesburg are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Kendall Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kendall Park are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Kingston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kingston are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Laurence Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Laurence Harbor are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Madison Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Madison Park are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Metuchen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Metuchen are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Middlesex The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Middlesex are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Milltown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Milltown are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Monmouth Junction The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monmouth Junction are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Monroe The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monroe are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
New Brunswick The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Brunswick are the New Brunswick Housing Authority, Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
North Brunswick The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Brunswick are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
North Brunswickship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Brunswickship are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Old Bridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Old Bridge are the Old Bridge Housing Authority, Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Old Bridgeship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Old Bridgeship are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Perth Amboy The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Perth Amboy are the Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy, Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Piscataway The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Piscataway are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Piscataway Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Piscataway Township are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Piscatawayship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Piscatawayship are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Plainsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plainsboro are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Plainsboro Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plainsboro Center are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Plainsboroship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plainsboroship are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Port Reading The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Port Reading are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Princeton Meadows The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Princeton Meadows are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Rossmoor The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rossmoor are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Sayreville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sayreville are the Housing Authority of the Borough of Sayreville, Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Sewaren The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sewaren are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Society Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Society Hill are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
South Amboy The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Amboy are the South Amboy Housing Authority, Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
South Brunswick The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Brunswick are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
South Brunswickship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Brunswickship are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
South Plainfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Plainfield are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
South River The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South River are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Spotswood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spotswood are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Whittingham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Whittingham are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Woodbridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodbridge are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Woodbridgeship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodbridgeship are the Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.