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Affordable Housing In Middlesex County
New Jersey

100 Low Income Apartment Communities In Middlesex County

Robert Noble Manor

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

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
Accepts Vouchers

Livingston Manor

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

AHEPA Highland Apartments

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

Maple Tree Manor

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

Dalina Manor

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

Reinhard Manor

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

Willow Pond Village

601 Chamberlain Ave. Suite 100
Middlesex, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Jacobs Landing

20 Bunns Ln
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Middlesex County

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 100 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,102 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 2,961 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 100
Total Low Income Apartments 8,102
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
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 $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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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
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
Colonia
Concordia
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
Dayton
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
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
Fords
Heathcote
Helmetta
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
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
Laurence Harbor
Madison Park
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
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
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
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
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
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
Plainsboroship
Port Reading
Princeton Meadows
Rossmoor
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
Society Hill
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
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
Woodbridge
Woodbridgeship