Affordable Housing In New Brunswick
Middlesex County, New Jersey

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Brunswick

New Brunswick Apartments

33 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, New Jersey
$1,140-1,803
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Livingston Manor

116 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, New Jersey
$1124
1 BR

Stirlingside Estates

256 George St
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

St Marys Apartments

260 Remsen Ave
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Subsidized

Rockoff Hall

290 George St
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Lord Stirling Senior Housing

43 Carman St
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fulton Gardens

280 Fulton St
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Subsidized

Schwartz Hms

19 Carter Rd
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Hope 6 Project - Phase 1

234 George St
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Hoffman Pavilion

75 Neilson St
New Brunswick, New Jersey
55+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving New Brunswick, New Jersey

Housing Authority Programs
New Brunswick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services 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 New Brunswick, New Jersey

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,519 affordable apartments for rent in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in New Brunswick, New Jersey

New Brunswick features 1,141 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 378 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 $1,666 and $2,036.

2022 New Brunswick, 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
New Brunswick, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,275 $1,455 $1,851 $2,288 $2,547
New Brunswick, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,148 to $1,403 $1,310 to $1,601 $1,666 to $2,036 $2,059 to $2,517 $2,292 to $2,802

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New Brunswick, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,519
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,141
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 80.58%
Average Renter Household Size 3.43
Average Household Size 3.42
Median Household Income $38,435 ±$3,104
Median Rent $1,343 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.29% ± 4.13pp
Total Population 56,338

Population and Household Demographics

New Brunswick is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey with a population of 56,338. There are 14,329 households in the city with an average household size of 3.42 persons. 80.58% of households in New Brunswick are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Brunswick

The median gross income for households in New Brunswick is $38,435 a year, or $3,203 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,343 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Brunswick, a household making less than $4,477 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.29% of households who rent are overburdened in New Brunswick.

Area Median Income In New Brunswick

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 New Brunswick, the AMI is calculated from all households within Middlesex County.

In New Brunswick, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $135,600

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 New Brunswick

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 New Brunswick

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the New Brunswick AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,500 $32,600 $36,650 $40,700 $44,000 $47,250 $50,500 $53,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the New Brunswick AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,500 $54,250 $61,050 $67,800 $73,250 $78,650 $84,100 $89,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the New Brunswick AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800