Affordable Housing In Newark
Essex County New Jersey

152 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newark

City View Landing Family

195 W Kinney St
Newark, NJ
$883-1,101
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

St. James AME Tower Apartments

440 Washington Street
Newark, NJ
$805-1,180
1-3 BR
Subsidized

The Willows at Lincoln Park

65 Lincoln Park
Newark, NJ
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

St. Mary's Villa

425 Sanford Avenue
Newark, NJ
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

The Willows at Symphony Hall

395 Halsey Street Unit 120
Newark, NJ
HCV Welcome

Grace West Manor Apartments

301 Irvine Turner Blvd
Newark, NJ
Subsidized

Lock Street Apartments

10 Nuttman St
Newark, NJ
HCV Welcome

Norfolk Square Apartments

20 Hartford St
Newark, NJ
Subsidized

Court Towers

One Court Street
Newark, NJ
Subsidized

Amity Village 5

523 S 14th St
Newark, NJ
Subsidized

There are 152 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 21,109 affordable apartments for rent in Newark. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 16,927 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Newark, HUD housing programs support 7,057 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 4,182 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Newark

Housing Authority Programs
Newark Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newark, New Jersey

Newark, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 152
Total Low Income Apartments 21,109
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 16,927
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 78.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.75
Total Population 279,793
Housing Units 92,675
Average Household Size 2.87
Median Household Income $33,139 ±$917
Median Rent $973 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.34% ± 1.35pp

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.1

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 $100,600

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 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 Newark HUD Rental Assistance in Newark

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,150 $24,200 $27,200 $30,200 $32,650 $35,050 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,250 $40,250 $45,300 $50,300 $54,350 $58,350 $62,400 $66,400
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Newark

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2012, 57 low income apartment communities containing 5,468 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Newark by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Newark

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $42,300 $48,300 $54,360 $60,360 $65,220 $70,020 $74,880 $79,680

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Newark is $54,360 a year, or $4,530 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,530 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,359 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $881 $944 $1,133 $1,308 $1,459 $1,610
60% $1,058 $1,133 $1,359 $1,570 $1,751 $1,932
Fair Market Rents in Newark

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,042 $1,188 $1,447 $1,847 $2,159