Cheap Apartments In Middlesex County
New Jersey


Waiting List Openings In Middlesex County

Waiting ListStatus
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

Low Income Apartments In Middlesex County

Robert Noble Manor

241 Gordon Street
South Amboy, NJ
$699
1 BR
HCV Welcome

New Brunswick Apartments

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

Birchwood at Perth Amboy

618 New Brunswick Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ
$908
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

AHEPA Highland Apartments

239 South Sixth Avenue
Highland Park, NJ
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Maple Tree Manor

1255 Rahway Ave
Avenel, NJ
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Dalina Manor

113 James St
Perth Amboy, NJ
1-2 BR
55+

Reinhard Manor

401 Fairview Ave
Colonia, NJ
1-2 BR
55+

Willow Pond Village

601 Chamberlain Ave. Suite 100
Middlesex, NJ
HCV Welcome

Jacobs Landing

20 Bunns Ln
Woodbridge, NJ

Woodhaven Terrace

100 Woodhaven Dr
Monmouth Junction, NJ
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 96 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 7,886 affordable apartments for rent in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 4,909 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 1,689 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Middlesex County. There are 3,887 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Middlesex County

Housing Authority Programs
Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Middlesex County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
New Brunswick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Woodbridge Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
South Amboy Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Edison Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Highland Park Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Carteret Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Borough of Sayreville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Old Bridge Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Understanding Affordable Housing in Middlesex County, New Jersey

Middlesex County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 96
Total Low Income Apartments 7,886
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 4,909
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Total Population 830,300
Housing Units 282,058
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.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 1.33 percentage points.

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 $107,900

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 Middlesex County 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 $22,650 $25,900 $29,150 $32,350 $34,950 $37,550 $40,150 $42,750
50% of Median $37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $53,950 $58,300 $62,600 $66,900 $71,250
80% of Median $53,100 $60,700 $68,300 $75,850 $81,950 $88,000 $94,100 $100,150

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Middlesex County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2011, 31 low income apartment communities containing 2,890 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Middlesex County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Middlesex County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Middlesex County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $53,950 $58,300 $62,600 $66,900 $71,250
60% of Median $45,360 $51,840 $58,320 $64,740 $69,960 $75,120 $80,280 $85,500

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Middlesex County is $58,320 a year, or $4,860 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,860 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,458 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $945 $1,013 $1,215 $1,403 $1,565 $1,727
60% $1,134 $1,215 $1,458 $1,684 $1,878 $2,072
Fair Market Rents in Middlesex County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,148 $1,360 $1,746 $2,213 $2,600

Cities In Middlesex County

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City Listings Served By
New Brunswick 17 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.
Metuchen 1 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.
South River 2 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.
Monmouth Junction 2 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.
Sayreville 1 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.
Edison 10 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.
Spotswood 2 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.
South Plainfield 2 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.
Jamesburg 2 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.
Piscataway Township 0 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.
Middlesex 2 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.
Highland Park 4 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.
North Brunswick 5 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.
Old Bridge 8 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.
South Amboy 3 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.
Piscataway 2 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.
Cranbury 0 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.
Perth Amboy 11 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.
Kendall Park 2 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.
Carteret 8 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.
Avenel 2 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.
Dunellen 1 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.
Plainsboro 1 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.
East Brunswick 3 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.
South Brunswick 2 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.
Edison Township 0 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.
Brownville 0
Clearbrook Park 0
Colonia 1
Concordia 0
Cranburyship 0
Dayton 0
East Brunswickship 0
Edisonship 0
Fords 1
Heathcote 0
Helmetta 0
Iselin 0
Kingston 0
Laurence Harbor 0
Madison Park 0
Milltown 0
Monroe 0
North Brunswickship 0
Old Bridgeship 0
Piscatawayship 0
Plainsboroship 0
Plainsboro Center 0
Port Reading 0
Princeton Meadows 0
Rossmoor 0
Sewaren 0
Society Hill 0
South Brunswickship 0
Whittingham 0
Woodbridge 1
Woodbridgeship 0