Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Middlesex County, NJ

Discover affordable housing in Middlesex County where there are 110+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

New Brunswick Apartments

33 Commercial Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

bed 1-4
payment $1140-1803/mo.

North Brunswick Crescent

1003 Crescent Court, North Brunswick, New Jersey 08902

bed 1-2
payment $1011-1476/mo.

Robert Noble Manor

241 Gordon Street, South Amboy, New Jersey 08879

bed 1
payment $699/mo.

Woodhaven Terrace

100 Woodhaven Dr , Monmouth Junction, New Jersey 08852

bed 1-2

Reinhard Manor

401 Fairview Ave, Colonia, New Jersey 07067

bed 1-2

Dalina Manor

113 James St, Perth Amboy, New Jersey 08861

bed 1-2

Maple Tree Manor

1255 Rahway Ave, Avenel, New Jersey 07001

bed Studio-2

AHEPA Highland Apartments

239 South Sixth Avenue, Highland Park, New Jersey 8904

bed 1-2

Finn Towers

19 Martin Terrace, Woodbridge, New Jersey 7095

Truman Square

111 Truman Dr. S., Edison, New Jersey 08817

bed 1-3
payment $1288-2156/mo.

Jacobs Landing

800A Bunns Lane, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095

bed 1-4

St. Paul the Apostle Senior Residences

635 Amboy Ave., Edison, New Jersey 08837

bed 1-2

Greens at Avenel

1450 Rahway Ave, Avenel, New Jersey 07095

bed 2-3
payment $1538-2144/mo.

Hasen/ Stack RAD

333 Rector St, Perth Amboy, New Jersey 8861

Dunlap RAD

Scattered Sites, Perth Amboy, New Jersey 08861

Crescent Park

1 Arlington Ave, Spotswood, New Jersey 08884

Chuck Costello Complex

1998 Route 18 North, Old Bridge, New Jersey 8857

Lord Stirling Senior Housing

43 Carman St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Hillcrest Manor at South Amboy, LLC

2097 State Highway 35 South, South Amboy, New Jersey 08879

Wyndhurst at Plainsboro - 259

900 Wyndhurst Dr, Plainsboro, New Jersey 08536

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Middlesex County, New Jersey

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Middlesex County, New Jersey
$29.38 (+214%) more than New Jersey minimum wage and $35.86 (+495%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Go to the New Jersey Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Middlesex County.

How many renters live in Middlesex County, New Jersey?

The County of Middlesex County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 30.88 percent of the population living in Middlesex County.

What is the rental market like in Middlesex County, New Jersey?

There are an estimated housing units in the Middlesex County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Middlesex County, New Jersey, there are 1.03 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Middlesex County?

The rental vacancy rate in Middlesex County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Middlesex County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Middlesex County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
6,554 43,854 37,100 15,360 3,333
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Middlesex County

A large number of apartments in Middlesex County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Middlesex County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,608 to $3,031. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,608
One BR $1,807
Two BR $2,276
Three BR $2,756
Four BR $3,031
2024 Fair Market Rents in Middlesex County, New Jersey

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Middlesex County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 3,904 60 percent
One BR 23,495 54 percent
Two BR 7,856 21 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Middlesex County, New Jersey

How many affordable rental units are in Middlesex County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Middlesex County, New Jersey including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 236 Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Middlesex County, New Jersey

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Middlesex County, New Jersey

Middlesex County features 4,857 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 3,720 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 $2,048 and $2,504.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.