Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Morristown, NJ

Find 8 low-income apartments and rental assistance options in Morristown, NJ – including subsidized, public, senior, HUD, and other government housing programs.

Mcail Liberty House

81 Ketch Rd, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Morris Mews

103 Ketch Rd, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Abbett Avenue Apartments

38 Abbett Ave, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Morristown Shelter

81 Martin Luther King Ave, Morristown, New Jersey

Morris Shelter

3 Jean St, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Petrone

31 Early St, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Morris Mews and Congregate

99 Ketch Rd, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

280 W Hanover Ave

280 W Hanover Ave, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Morristown, New Jersey
$36.29/hour
$22.56 (+164%) more than New Jersey minimum wage and $29.04 (+401%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Morristown, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Morristown, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Morristown, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Morristown, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Morristown, New Jersey.

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

How many renters live in Morristown, New Jersey?

The City of Morristown has 20,126 people living in 8,949 households.

There are 11,047 renters living in 5,638 renter households in this City. Renters make up 54.89 percent of the population living in Morristown.

What is the rental market like in Morristown, New Jersey?

There are an estimated 9,307 housing units in the Morristown area. Of these, 5,938 units are rental homes, making up 64 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Morristown, New Jersey, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Morristown?

The rental vacancy rate in Morristown is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Morristown for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Morristown
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
468 2,372 2,039 600 129
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Morristown

A large number of apartments in Morristown have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Morristown are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 36 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 17 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Morristown

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,379 to $2,800. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,379
One BR $1,590
Two BR $1,916
Three BR $2,424
Four BR $2,800
2024 Fair Market Rents in Morristown, New Jersey

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Morristown?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 224 48 percent
One BR 601 25 percent
Two BR 460 23 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Morristown, New Jersey

How many affordable rental units are in Morristown?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Morristown, New Jersey including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 24
Public Housing 95
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Morristown, New Jersey

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Morristown, New Jersey

Morristown features 380 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 Morristown, New Jersey

There are 166 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Morristown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Morristown, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Morristown landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Morristown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Morristown, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,724 and $2,108.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.