Newark, New Jersey Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 15,907 income based apartments in Newark where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 5,486 affordable apartments in Newark that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Newark, New Jersey

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Newark.

Go to the New Jersey Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Newark.

The Willows at Symphony Hall

395 Halsey Street Unit 120
Newark, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

City View Landing Family

195 W Kinney St
Newark, New Jersey
$883-1,101
2-4 BR

Georgia King Village

250 Georgia King Vlg
Newark, New Jersey
$1,192-2,036
1-5 BR
Rent Assisted

Spruce Spires

100 Spruce St
Newark, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Rent Assisted

Grace West Manor Apartments

301 Irvine Turner Blvd
Newark, New Jersey
$1,294-2,133
Studio-4 BR
Rent Assisted
Affordable

Montgomery Heights

671 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Newark, New Jersey
$997-1,355
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

The Willows at Lincoln Park

65 Lincoln Park
Newark, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Walker House

540 Broad St
Newark, New Jersey
$1,895-3,800
Studio-3 BR
Affordable

New Community Douglas Homes

15 Hill St
Newark, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
55+

Commons Senior

140 South Orange Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
62+
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Newark

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City Apartments
East Orange, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 33 apartment communities in East Orange.
City of Orange, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 25 apartment communities in City of Orange.
Irvington, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in Irvington.
West Orange, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in West Orange.
Montclair, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Montclair.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Newark, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Newark Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the New Jersey Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Newark.

Newark, New Jersey Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Newark, New Jersey

Newark features 15,907 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 Newark, New Jersey

There are 5,486 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newark.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newark, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Newark landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Newark.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newark, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,445 and $1,767.

2023 Newark, 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
Newark, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,129 $1,338 $1,606 $2,038 $2,394
Newark, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,016 to $1,242 $1,204 to $1,472 $1,445 to $1,767 $1,834 to $2,242 $2,155 to $2,633

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Newark, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 182
Total Low Income Apartments 21,486
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 15,907
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 78.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.75
Average Household Size 2.87
Median Household Income $33,139 ±$917
Median Rent $973 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.34% ± 1.35pp
Total Population 279,793

Population and Household Demographics

Newark is a city in Essex County, New Jersey with a population of 279,793. There are 92,675 households in the city with an average household size of 2.87 persons. 78.33% of households in Newark are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newark

The median gross income for households in Newark is $33,139 a year, or $2,762 a month. The median rent for the city is $973 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Newark, a household making less than $3,243 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Newark.

Area Median Income In Newark

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 Newark, the AMI is calculated from all households within Essex County.

In Newark, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $115,000

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 Newark

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 Newark

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Newark AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,500 $37,300 $40,050 $42,800 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Newark AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,500 $62,100 $66,700 $71,300 $75,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Newark AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050