Affordable Housing In Middlesex County
New Jersey

Affordable Housing programs support 5,060 income based apartments in Middlesex County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 3,596 affordable apartments in Middlesex County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Middlesex County, New Jersey

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Middlesex County. Go to the New Jersey Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Middlesex County.

Greens at Avenel

1450 Rahway Ave
Avenel, New Jersey
$1,464-2,041
2-3 BR
Affordable

Halls Corner

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

North Brunswick Crescent

1003 Crescent Court
North Brunswick, New Jersey
$1,011-1,476
1-2 BR
Affordable

Robert Noble Manor

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

Jacobs Landing

800A Bunns Lane
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Affordable

Dalina Manor

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

New Brunswick Apartments

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

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
Affordable

AHEPA Highland Apartments

239 South Sixth Avenue
Highland Park, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Middlesex County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Avenel, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Avenel.
Affordable Housing In Carteret, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Carteret.
Affordable Housing In Colonia, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Colonia.
Affordable Housing In Cranbury, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Cranbury.
Affordable Housing In Dunellen, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Dunellen.
Affordable Housing In East Brunswick, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in East Brunswick.
Affordable Housing In Edison, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 11 apartment communities in Edison.
Affordable Housing In Fords, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Fords.
Affordable Housing In Highland Park, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Highland Park.
Affordable Housing In Iselin, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Iselin.
Affordable Housing In Jamesburg, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Jamesburg.
Affordable Housing In Kendall Park, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Kendall Park.
Affordable Housing In Metuchen, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Metuchen.
Affordable Housing In Middlesex, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Middlesex.
Affordable Housing In Monmouth Junction, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Monmouth Junction.
Affordable Housing In New Brunswick, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in New Brunswick.
Affordable Housing In North Brunswick, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in North Brunswick.
Affordable Housing In Old Bridge, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Old Bridge.
Affordable Housing In Perth Amboy, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 13 apartment communities in Perth Amboy.
Affordable Housing In Piscataway, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Piscataway.
Affordable Housing In Plainsboro, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Plainsboro.
Affordable Housing In Sayreville, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Sayreville.
Affordable Housing In South Amboy, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in South Amboy.
Affordable Housing In South Brunswick, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in South Brunswick.
Affordable Housing In South Plainfield, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in South Plainfield.
Affordable Housing In South River, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in South River.
Affordable Housing In Spotswood, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Spotswood.
Affordable Housing In Woodbridge, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Woodbridge.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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

Middlesex County, New Jersey Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Middlesex County, New Jersey

Middlesex County features 5,060 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 3,596 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 $1,725 and $2,109.

2023 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 $1,336 $1,515 $1,917 $2,333 $2,575
Middlesex County, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,202 to $1,470 $1,364 to $1,667 $1,725 to $2,109 $2,100 to $2,566 $2,318 to $2,833

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Middlesex County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 106
Total Low Income Apartments 8,869
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,060
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 $135,600

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

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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.
$28,500 $32,600 $36,650 $40,700 $44,000 $47,250 $50,500 $53,750
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.
$47,500 $54,250 $61,050 $67,800 $73,250 $78,650 $84,100 $89,500
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.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800