Affordable Housing In Montclair
Essex County, New Jersey

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Montclair

Pineridge of Montclair

60 Glenridge Ave
Montclair, New Jersey
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Union Gardens

50 Greenwood Ave
Montclair, New Jersey
Subsidized

South End Gardens

340 Orange Rd
Montclair, New Jersey
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Matthew G. Carter Apartments

20 Glenridge Ave
Montclair, New Jersey
Subsidized

First Montclair House Aka Montclair Senior Citi

56 Walnut St
Montclair, New Jersey
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Montclair, 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 Montclair, New Jersey

Housing Authority Programs
Montclair Housing Authority 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 Montclair, New Jersey

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 489 affordable apartments for rent in Montclair, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Montclair, New Jersey

Montclair features 489 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 Montclair, New Jersey

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Montclair.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Montclair, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Montclair landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Montclair.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Montclair, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,331 and $1,627.

2022 Montclair, 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
Montclair, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,017 $1,223 $1,479 $1,887 $2,249
Montclair, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $915 to $1,119 $1,101 to $1,345 $1,331 to $1,627 $1,698 to $2,076 $2,024 to $2,474

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Montclair, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 489
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 489
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Montclair is a city in Essex County, New Jersey with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Montclair are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Montclair

The median gross income for households in Montclair is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Montclair

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Montclair, the AMI is calculated from all households within Essex County.

In Montclair, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $115,000

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 Montclair

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 Montclair

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Montclair AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,500 $37,300 $40,050 $42,800 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Montclair AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,500 $62,100 $66,700 $71,300 $75,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Montclair AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050