Oak Park Apartments

1 Garden Dr
Roselle, New Jersey

First Avenue Project 319

308 W 1st Ave
Roselle, New Jersey

Roselle Senior Residence Facility

408 Grand Street
Roselle, New Jersey

Roselle Apartments

141 W 1st Ave
Roselle, New Jersey
S. 811 Supportive

Pinewood Hall

250 West 2nd Avenue
Roselle, New Jersey
S. 236
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There are 106 low-income apartments in Roselle that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 258 low-income homes in Roselle where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $422 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 18th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Roselle, 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
Union County Housing Authority 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 Roselle.

Roselle, New Jersey Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Roselle, New Jersey

Roselle features 258 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 Roselle, New Jersey

There are 106 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Roselle.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Roselle, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Roselle landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Roselle.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Roselle, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,445 and $1,767.

2023 Roselle, 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
Roselle, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,129 $1,338 $1,606 $2,038 $2,394
Roselle, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,016 to $1,242 $1,204 to $1,472 $1,445 to $1,767 $1,834 to $2,242 $2,155 to $2,633

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Roselle, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 364
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 258
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $43,397 ±$6,545
Median Rent $1,084 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 72.38% ± 9.27pp
Total Population 21,466

Population and Household Demographics

Roselle is a city in Union County, New Jersey with a population of 21,466. There are 8,128 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 47.13% of households in Roselle are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Roselle

The median gross income for households in Roselle is $43,397 a year, or $3,616 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,084 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Roselle, a household making less than $3,613 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 72.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Roselle.

Area Median Income In Roselle

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 Roselle, the AMI is calculated from all households within Union County.

In Roselle, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $124,300

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 Roselle

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 Roselle

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Roselle 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 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Roselle 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 Roselle AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,300 $75,750 $85,200 $94,650 $102,250 $109,800 $117,400 $124,950