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Affordable Housing In Morristown
Morris County, New Jersey

Waiting List Openings In Morristown

Waiting ListStatus
Morristown Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Morristown

Morristown Shelter

81 Martin Luther King Ave
Morristown, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Mcail Liberty House

81 Ketch Rd
Morristown, New Jersey
Elderly Supportive Housing

Morris Mews

103 Ketch Rd
Morristown, New Jersey


31 Early St
Morristown, New Jersey

Abbett Avenue Apartments

38 Abbett Ave
Morristown, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Morris Mews and Congregate

99 Ketch Rd
Morristown, New Jersey

280 W Hanover Ave

280 W Hanover Ave
Morristown, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers

Morris Shelter

3 Jean St
Morristown, New Jersey
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Morristown

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Morristown, New Jersey

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 670 affordable apartments for rent in Morristown, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Morristown, New Jersey

Morristown features 385 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 285 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 $1,335 and $1,631.

2020 Morristown, 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
Fair Market Rent $1,034 $1,218 $1,483 $1,891 $2,236
Payment Standard Range $931 to $1,137 $1,096 to $1,340 $1,335 to $1,631 $1,702 to $2,080 $2,012 to $2,460

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Morristown, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 670
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 385
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $77,407 ±$4,190
Median Rent $1,472 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.78% ± 6.2pp
Total Population 18,563

Population and Household Demographics

Morristown is a City in Morris County, New Jersey with a population of 18,563. There are 7,734 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 61.79% of households in Morristown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Morristown

The median gross income for households in Morristown is $77,407 a year, or $6,451 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,472 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Morristown, a household making less than $4,907 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Morristown.1

Area Median Income In Morristown

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 Morristown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Morris County.

In Morristown, 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 Morristown

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 Morristown

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