Affordable Housing In Perth Amboy
Middlesex County, New Jersey

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Perth Amboy

Dalina Manor

113 James St
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Birchwood at Perth Amboy

618 New Brunswick Ave
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Hasen/ Stack RAD

333 Rector St
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Accessible
62+
Veterans Welcome

High Street Senior Apartments

315 High St
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Dunlap RAD

881 Amboy Ave
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

J.B.W. New Construction

205 Hall Ave
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

State Street Plaza

421 State St
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Rose Towers - Rehabilitation

211 Hall Ave
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Hrrp - Perth Amboy

424 Smith St
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

William A. Dunlap Homes

639 Cortlandt St
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Perth Amboy, 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 Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,386 affordable apartments for rent in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Perth Amboy features 744 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 Perth Amboy, New Jersey

There are 429 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Perth Amboy.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Perth Amboy landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Perth Amboy.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Perth Amboy, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,666 and $2,036.

2022 Perth Amboy, 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
Perth Amboy, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,275 $1,455 $1,851 $2,288 $2,547
Perth Amboy, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,148 to $1,403 $1,310 to $1,601 $1,666 to $2,036 $2,059 to $2,517 $2,292 to $2,802

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Perth Amboy, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 1,386
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 744
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 67.94%
Average Renter Household Size 3.03
Average Household Size 3.17
Median Household Income $44,024 ±$3,584
Median Rent $1,166 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.21% ± 3.93pp
Total Population 52,179

Population and Household Demographics

Perth Amboy is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey with a population of 52,179. There are 16,269 households in the city with an average household size of 3.17 persons. 67.94% of households in Perth Amboy are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Perth Amboy

The median gross income for households in Perth Amboy is $44,024 a year, or $3,669 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,166 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Perth Amboy, a household making less than $3,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Perth Amboy.

Area Median Income In Perth Amboy

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 Perth Amboy, the AMI is calculated from all households within Middlesex County.

In Perth Amboy, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $135,600

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 Perth Amboy

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 Perth Amboy

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Perth Amboy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,500 $32,600 $36,650 $40,700 $44,000 $47,250 $50,500 $53,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Perth Amboy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,500 $54,250 $61,050 $67,800 $73,250 $78,650 $84,100 $89,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Perth Amboy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800