Affordable Housing In Middlesex County
106 Low Income Apartment Communities In Middlesex County
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
|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 106 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,869 affordable apartments for rent in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
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|
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.
|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.
|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.
Cities In Middlesex County
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