Affordable Housing In Perth Amboy
Middlesex County, New Jersey

Affordable Housing programs support 744 income based apartments in Perth Amboy where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 429 affordable apartments in Perth Amboy that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

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

John A. Delaney Homes

905 Convery Blvd
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Wesley T. Hansen Apartments

415 Fayette St
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

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270 King St
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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)
Go to the New Jersey Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Perth Amboy.

Perth Amboy, New Jersey Affordable Housing Data

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 $1,725 and $2,109.

2023 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 $1,336 $1,515 $1,917 $2,333 $2,575
Perth Amboy, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,202 to $1,470 $1,364 to $1,667 $1,725 to $2,109 $2,100 to $2,566 $2,318 to $2,833

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