Affordable Housing In Morris County
New Jersey

44 Low Income Apartment Communities In Morris County

Bennett Avenue

166 Franklin Rd
Randolph, NJ

Wharton Senior Citizens Heights

100 N Main St
Wharton, NJ
HCV Welcome

Green Pond Village

39 Green Pond Rd
Rockaway, NJ

Cooks Pond

455 Diamond Spring Rd
Denville, NJ
HCV Welcome

Petrone

31 Early St
Morristown, NJ

Madison Denville

405 Diamond Spring Rd
Denville, NJ
HCV Welcome

Spruce Senior Housing 649

2 Spruce St
Dover, NJ
HCV Welcome

Riverview Apartments Chestnut Cottages

122 Plane St
Boonton, NJ

Litc 06917 Abbett Avenue Apartments

38 Abbett Ave
Morristown, NJ
HCV Welcome

Much Dignity House

18 Cedar Terrace
Randolph, NJ
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 44 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,761 affordable apartments for rent in Morris County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,766 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Morris County, HUD housing programs support 768 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 995 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Morris County

Housing Authority Programs
Morris County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority Town of Dover Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Morris County

Housing Authority Programs
Morristown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Boonton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Madison Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Morris County, New Jersey

Morris County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 44
Total Low Income Apartments 2,761
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,766
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Total Population 498,192
Housing Units 180,093
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $100,214 ±$1,277
Median Rent $1,357 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.32% ± 1.92pp

Population and Household Demographics

Morris County is a County in New Jersey with a population of 498,192. There are 180,093 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 24.79% of households in Morris County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Morris County

The median gross income for households in Morris County is $100,214 a year, or $8,351 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,357 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Morris County, a household making less than $4,523 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Morris County.1

Area Median Income In Morris 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 Morris County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,600

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 Morris 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 Morris County HUD Rental Assistance in Morris County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,150 $24,200 $27,200 $30,200 $32,650 $35,050 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,250 $40,250 $45,300 $50,300 $54,350 $58,350 $62,400 $66,400
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Morris County

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

From 1990 to 2008, 9 low income apartment communities containing 522 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Morris County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Morris County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $42,300 $48,300 $54,360 $60,360 $65,220 $70,020 $74,880 $79,680

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 Morris County is $54,360 a year, or $4,530 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,530 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,359 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% $881 $944 $1,133 $1,308 $1,459 $1,610
60% $1,058 $1,133 $1,359 $1,570 $1,751 $1,932
Fair Market Rents in Morris 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
$1,042 $1,188 $1,447 $1,847 $2,159

Cities In Morris County

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City Listings Served By
Dover 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dover are the Housing Authority Town of Dover, Morris County Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Florham Park 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Florham Park are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Parsippany-Troy Hills 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parsippany-Troy Hills are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Montville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Montville are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Morristown 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Morristown are the Morristown Housing Authority, Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Mount Olive 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Olive are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Butler 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Butler are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Randolph 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Randolph are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Pequannock 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pequannock are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Kenvil 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kenvil are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Boonton 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boonton are the Boonton Housing Authority, Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Chester 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chester are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Denville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Denville are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Mendham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mendham are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Wharton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wharton are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Budd Lake 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Budd Lake are the Morris County Housing Authority, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Chatham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chatham are the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Boontonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boontonship are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Chathamship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chathamship are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Chestership 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chestership are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Denvilleship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Denvilleship are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
East Hanover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Hanover are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Hanover 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hanover are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Harding 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harding are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Jefferson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jefferson are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Kinnelon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kinnelon are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Lake Telemark 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Telemark are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Lincoln Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lincoln Park are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Long Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Long Hill are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Long Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Long Valley are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Madison 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Madison are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Mendhamship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mendhamship are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Mine Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mine Hill are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Montvilleship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Montvilleship are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Morris 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Morris are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Morris Plains 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Morris Plains are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Mountain Lakes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mountain Lakes are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Mount Arlington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Arlington are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Mount Oliveship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Oliveship are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Netcong 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Netcong are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Parsippany Troy Hillsship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parsippany Troy Hillsship are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Pequannockship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pequannockship are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Randolphship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Randolphship are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Riverdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riverdale are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Rockaway 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockaway are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Rockawayship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockawayship are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Roxbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Roxbury are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Succasunna 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Succasunna are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Victory Gardens 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Victory Gardens are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Washington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Washington are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
White Meadow Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve White Meadow Lake are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.
Parsippany-Troy Hillsship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parsippany-Troy Hillsship are the Morris County Housing Authority and Housing Authority Town of Dover.