Affordable Housing In Salem County
New Jersey

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Salem County

Pennsville Towers

40 Eaton Rd
Pennsville, NJ
Income Based
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Penns Grove Gardens

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

The Willows at Bailey Corner

1006 Bailey St
Pilesgrove, NJ
Accepts Vouchers

Village Arms Apartments

311 Shell Rd
Carneys Point, NJ
Call For Rent
1 BR

Salem Historic Homes

90 Carpenter St
Salem, NJ
Accepts Vouchers

Salem Homes 2004

369 S Main St
Woodstown, NJ
Disabled Supportive Housing

Cspnj Homes 2006

24 Oberlin Rd
Pennsville, NJ
Disabled Supportive Housing

Kent Street Senior Apartments

11 Kent Ave
Pennsville, NJ
Accepts Vouchers

Salem Senior Village Apartments

2 Hires Avenue
Salem, NJ
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Penn Village Apartments

200 South Smith Ave
Penns Grove, NJ

Other Housing Authorities located in Salem County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Salem County, New Jersey

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,372 affordable apartments for rent in Salem County, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Salem County, New Jersey

Salem County features 818 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 Salem County, New Jersey

There are 2,294 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Salem County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Salem County, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Salem County, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,103 and $1,349.

2020 Salem County, 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 $864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754
Payment Standard Range $778 to $950 $912 to $1,114 $1,103 to $1,349 $1,375 to $1,681 $1,579 to $1,929

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Salem County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 3,372
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 818
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $61,831 ±$2,884
Median Rent $974 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.73% ± 4.05pp
Total Population 65,120

Population and Household Demographics

Salem County is a County in New Jersey with a population of 65,120. There are 24,347 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 27.56% of households in Salem County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Salem County

The median gross income for households in Salem County is $61,831 a year, or $5,153 a month. The median rent for the county is $974 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Salem County, a household making less than $3,247 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Salem County.1

Area Median Income In Salem County

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.

In Salem County, 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 Salem County

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 Salem County HUD Rental Assistance in Salem County

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

Cities In Salem County

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City Listings Served By
Penns Grove 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penns Grove is the Penns Grove Housing Authority.
Salem 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salem is the Salem Housing Authority.
Carneys Point 3
Woodstown 2
Pennsville 3
Pilesgrove 1
Pittsgrove 0
Alloway 0
Allowayship 0
Carneys Pointship 0
Elmer 0
Elsinboro 0
Hancocks Bridge 0
Lower Alloways Creek 0
Mannington 0
Oldmans 0
Olivet 0
Pedricktown 0
Pennsvilleship 0
Pilesgroveship 0
Pittsgroveship 0
Quinton 0
Quintonship 0
Upper Pittsgrove 0