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

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The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In New Brunswick, New Jersey
$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 55,718 people living in 15,626 households.

There are 36,664 renters living in 12,470 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 16,887 housing units in the New Brunswick area. Of these, 13,117 units are rental homes, making up 78 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in New Brunswick, New Jersey, there are 1 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 many renter households in New Brunswick are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 54 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 32 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 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 763
Public Housing 285
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 414
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 38
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 6
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.