Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in New Brunswick, NJ

Discover affordable housing in New Brunswick where there are 18+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

New Brunswick Apartments

33 Commercial Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

bed 1-4
payment $1140-1803/mo.

Lord Stirling Senior Housing

43 Carman St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

St Marys Apartments

260 Remsen Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey 8901

Livingston Manor

116 Livingston Ave , New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

bed 1
payment $1124/mo.

Rockoff Hall

290 George St , New Brunswick, New Jersey 8901

Premiere Residences

7 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

bed Studio-2

Riverside of New Brunswick

256 George St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Stirlingside Estates

256 George St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

bed 2-4
payment $1261-1827/mo.

Litc 646 Skyline Towers

60 Paterson St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Fulton Gardens

280 Fulton St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

John P. Fricano Apartments ( Frank Schatzman Apartments )

90 Neilson St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 8901

Providence Square - 258

217 Somerset St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Hildebrand Commons

75 Neilson St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

bed 1-2

Providence Square II Litc 0907

55 Harvey St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Schwartz Hms

19 Carter Rd, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Lambert Homes

May Court Lee Terrace and Joyce Kilmer Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey 8901

Hope 6 Project - Phase 1

234 George St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

New Brunswick Homes Hope VI Phase I 625

11 Remsen Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey 8901

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In New Brunswick, New Jersey
$43.11/hour
$29.38 (+214%) more than New Jersey minimum wage and $35.86 (+495%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve New Brunswick, 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 New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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

How many renters live in New Brunswick, New Jersey?

The City of New Brunswick has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 65.8 percent of the population living in New Brunswick.

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

There are an estimated housing units in the New Brunswick area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in New Brunswick, New Jersey, there are 1.05 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in New Brunswick?

The rental vacancy rate in New Brunswick is 4 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 New Brunswick for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in New Brunswick
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,357 3,746 4,871 1,773 406
Occupied Rental Units by Size in New Brunswick

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

How Much Is Rent in New Brunswick

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,608 to $3,031. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,608
One BR $1,807
Two BR $2,276
Three BR $2,756
Four BR $3,031
2024 Fair Market Rents in New Brunswick, New Jersey

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

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 921 68 percent
One BR 1,833 49 percent
Two BR 902 19 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in New Brunswick, New Jersey

How many affordable rental units are in New Brunswick?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in New Brunswick, New Jersey

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

Income Based Apartments in New Brunswick, New Jersey

New Brunswick features 1,038 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 New Brunswick, New Jersey

There are 634 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New Brunswick.

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Brunswick, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay New Brunswick landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in New Brunswick.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New Brunswick, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,048 and $2,504.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.