Affordable Housing In Mountain Lake
Warren County, New Jersey

Housing Authorities that serve Mountain Lake

Housing Authority Programs
Warren County 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 Mountain Lake, New Jersey

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Mountain Lake, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Mountain Lake, New Jersey

Mountain Lake features 0 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 Mountain Lake, New Jersey

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mountain Lake, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mountain Lake, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,150 and $1,406.

2021 Mountain Lake, 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
Mountain Lake, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $938 $1,037 $1,278 $1,590 $1,733
Mountain Lake, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $844 to $1,032 $933 to $1,141 $1,150 to $1,406 $1,431 to $1,749 $1,560 to $1,906

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mountain Lake, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.44%
Average Renter Household Size 1.75
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $59,688 ±$40,464
Median Rent $1,153 ±$509
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 67.11% ± 18.28pp
Total Population 579

Population and Household Demographics

Mountain Lake is a city in Warren County, New Jersey with a population of 579. There are 277 households in the city with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 27.44% of households in Mountain Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mountain Lake

The median gross income for households in Mountain Lake is $59,688 a year, or $4,974 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,153 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mountain Lake, a household making less than $3,843 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 67.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Mountain Lake.

Area Median Income In Mountain Lake

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 Mountain Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Warren County.

In Mountain Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,000

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 Mountain Lake

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 Mountain Lake

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mountain Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $30,950 $33,450 $35,950 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mountain Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mountain Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500