Ocean County, New Jersey Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 1,606 income based apartments in Ocean County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 3,037 affordable apartments in Ocean County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Ocean County, New Jersey

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

The Willows at Little Egg Harbor

180 Oak Lane
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1 BR
VASH Welcome
Affordable

Westlake Mews for Adults 55 Plus

100 Muirfield Road
Jackson, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Cornerstone At Grassy Hollow

200 Back Rd
Manahawkin, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Hopes Crossing

1 Vans Way
Toms River, New Jersey
$1,018-1,381
1-3 BR
Affordable

Park Plaza

150 Mathistown Rd
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Patriots Cove

575 N Main St
Barnegat, New Jersey
$831-1,383
1-3 BR
Affordable

Toms River Crescent Apartments

100 Crescent Court
Toms River, New Jersey
$995-1,153
2-3 BR
Affordable

Heritage Village at Seabreeze

1031 Newark Avenue North
Forked River, New Jersey
$1,091-1,306
1-2 BR

The Berkeley Housing Authority

44 FREDERICK DR
Bayville, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Cornerstone at Seaside Heights

314 Bay Blvd
Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Ocean County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Ocean County

City Apartments
Toms River, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Toms River.
Lakewood, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Lakewood.
Barnegat, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Barnegat.
Brick Township, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Brick Township.
Jackson, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Jackson.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ocean County, 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
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 Ocean County.

Ocean County, New Jersey Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Ocean County, New Jersey

Ocean County features 1,606 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 Ocean County, New Jersey

There are 3,037 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ocean County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ocean County, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ocean County landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Ocean County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ocean County, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,442 and $1,762.

2023 Ocean County, 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
Ocean County, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,146 $1,279 $1,602 $2,193 $2,441
Ocean County, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,031 to $1,261 $1,151 to $1,407 $1,442 to $1,762 $1,974 to $2,412 $2,197 to $2,685

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ocean County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 56
Total Low Income Apartments 5,127
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,606
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.92
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $61,994 ±$705
Median Rent $1,322 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.7% ± 1.64pp
Total Population 583,450

Population and Household Demographics

Ocean County is a county in New Jersey with a population of 583,450. There are 222,494 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 19.62% of households in Ocean County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ocean County

The median gross income for households in Ocean County is $61,994 a year, or $5,166 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,322 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ocean County, a household making less than $4,407 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Ocean County.

Area Median Income In Ocean County

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.

In Ocean County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $123,600

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 Ocean County

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 Ocean County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ocean County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,600 $29,250 $32,900 $36,550 $39,500 $42,400 $45,350 $48,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ocean County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$42,650 $48,750 $54,850 $60,900 $65,800 $70,650 $75,550 $80,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ocean County 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