Affordable Housing In Newark
Essex County, New Jersey

180 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newark

Corinthian Housing Development Corp.

S 11th 12th 13th Sts and 18th Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Reservoir Site Townhouses

185 14th Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Subsidized

Felix Fuld

113 Rose St
Newark, New Jersey

Gigi Foushee Towers

99 Lincoln St
Newark, New Jersey

City View Family

147 W Kinney St
Newark, New Jersey

Charlton Gardens

198 Spruce St
Newark, New Jersey

Richardson Lofts

50 Columbia Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Two Osborne Rehabilitation

570 Clinton Ave
Newark, New Jersey

Forest Hill House

505 Mount Prospect Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Subsidized

St James Square 279

117 Broad St
Newark, New Jersey

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Newark, New Jersey

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newark, New Jersey

There are 180 low income housing apartment communities offering 21,354 affordable apartments for rent in Newark, New Jersey.

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 5,354 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 180
Total Low Income Apartments 21,354
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