Affordable Housing In Penns Grove
Salem County, New Jersey

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Penns Grove

Penns Grove Gardens

1 Helms Cove Lane
Penns Grove, NJ
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Penn Village Apartments

200 South Smith Ave
Penns Grove, NJ
Subsidized

Penn Tws South

40 S Broad St
Penns Grove, NJ
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Housing Authorities that serve Penns Grove

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Penns Grove, New Jersey

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 416 affordable apartments for rent in Penns Grove, New Jersey. Penns Grove features 416 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Penns Grove.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Penns Grove, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 416
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 416
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 66.69%
Average Renter Household Size 3.11
Average Household Size 2.92
Median Household Income $31,406 ±$5,122
Median Rent $971 ±$97
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 66.17% ± 13.8pp
Total Population 5,032

Population and Household Demographics

Penns Grove is a City in Salem County, New Jersey with a population of 5,032. There are 1,720 households in the city with an average household size of 2.92 persons. 66.69% of households in Penns Grove are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Penns Grove

The median gross income for households in Penns Grove is $31,406 a year, or $2,617 a month. The median rent for the city is $971 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Penns Grove, a household making less than $3,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 66.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Penns Grove.1

Area Median Income In Penns Grove

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 Penns Grove, the AMI is calculated from all households within Salem County.

In Penns Grove, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,100

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 Penns Grove

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 Penns Grove HUD Rental Assistance in Penns Grove

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
80% of Median $50,500 $57,700 $64,900 $72,100 $77,900 $83,650 $89,450 $95,200
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Penns Grove

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

From 2002 to 2002, 1 low income apartment communities containing 144 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
60% of Median $37,860 $43,260 $48,660 $54,060 $58,440 $62,760 $67,080 $71,400

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 Penns Grove is $48,660 a year, or $4,055 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,055 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,217 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% $789 $845 $1,014 $1,172 $1,308 $1,443
60% $947 $1,014 $1,217 $1,406 $1,569 $1,731
Fair Market Rents in Penns Grove

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754