Affordable Housing In Newark
Essex County, New Jersey

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

There are 5,354 affordable apartments in Newark that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Newark, New Jersey

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Newark. Go to the New Jersey Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Newark.

Ballantyne House

595 Mount Prospect Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Affordable

Corinthian Homes, Phase 2 510

595 S 11th St
Newark, New Jersey
Affordable

Genesis Newark Litc 0812

60 Mount Pleasant Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Affordable

144 - 150 Brunswick Street Apartments

144 Brunswick St
Newark, New Jersey
Affordable

Ebon Square

753 Clinton Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Affordable

Wynona Lipman Arms 648

830 Clinton Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Affordable

Harmony Square

98 Broad St
Newark, New Jersey
Affordable

New Community Homes

200 S Orange Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Affordable

Jackson Commons

607 Clinton Ave
Newark, New Jersey
Affordable

Osborne Manor

2 Osborne Ter
Newark, New Jersey
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Newark

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Belleville, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Belleville.
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Affordable Housing In Caldwell, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Caldwell.
Affordable Housing In Cedar Grove, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Cedar Grove.
Affordable Housing In City of Orange, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 25 apartment communities in City of Orange.
Affordable Housing In East Orange, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 33 apartment communities in East Orange.
Affordable Housing In Glen Ridge, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Glen Ridge.
Affordable Housing In Irvington, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in Irvington.
Affordable Housing In Livingston, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Livingston.
Affordable Housing In Maplewood, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Maplewood.
Affordable Housing In Montclair, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Montclair.
Affordable Housing In Nutley, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Nutley.
Affordable Housing In South Orange, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in South Orange.
Affordable Housing In Verona, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Verona.
Affordable Housing In West Caldwell, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in West Caldwell.
Affordable Housing In West Orange, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in West Orange.

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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

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 5,354 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