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Affordable Housing In Port Norris
Cumberland County, New Jersey

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Port Norris

Commercial Township Housing

504 James Moore Rd
Port Norris, New Jersey

Liverpool South Port Norris

189 Memorial Ave
Port Norris, New Jersey
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Housing Authorities that serve Port Norris

Housing Authority Programs
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Port Norris, New Jersey

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 120 affordable apartments for rent in Port Norris, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Port Norris, New Jersey

Port Norris features 24 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 Port Norris, New Jersey

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Port Norris.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Port Norris, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Port Norris landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Port Norris.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Port Norris, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,133 and $1,385.

2020 Port Norris, 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
Fair Market Rent $853 $960 $1,259 $1,670 $1,985
Payment Standard Range $768 to $938 $864 to $1,056 $1,133 to $1,385 $1,503 to $1,837 $1,787 to $2,184

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Port Norris, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 120
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 8.16%
Average Renter Household Size 3.94
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $48,520 ±$22,429
Median Rent $1,057 ±$503
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 74.29% ± 55.11pp
Total Population 1,282

Population and Household Demographics

Port Norris is a city in Cumberland County, New Jersey with a population of 1,282. There are 429 households in the city with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 8.16% of households in Port Norris are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Port Norris

The median gross income for households in Port Norris is $48,520 a year, or $4,043 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,057 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Port Norris, a household making less than $3,523 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 74.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Port Norris.

Area Median Income In Port Norris

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 Port Norris, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cumberland County.

In Port Norris, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,700

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 Port Norris

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 Port Norris

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,400 $17,600 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,700 $29,400 $33,050 $36,700 $39,650 $42,600 $45,550 $48,450
80% of Median $41,100 $47,000 $52,850 $58,700 $63,400 $68,100 $72,800 $77,500