Affordable Housing In Salem County
New Jersey

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Salem County

Harvest Point I & II

469 Grieves Parkway
Salem, NJ

Westside Court Broadway Tws

345 Keasbey St
Salem, NJ

Home - Chdo Production

4A New Market St
Salem, NJ
HCV Welcome

Litc 747 Salem Senior Village

155 W Broadway
Salem, NJ
HCV Welcome

Village at Woodstown

21 Alloway Rd
Woodstown, NJ
HCV Welcome

Carneys Point Senior Litc 639

44 S DuPont Rd
Carneys Point, NJ
HCV Welcome

Penn Tws South

40 S Broad St
Penns Grove, NJ

Soders Village CO Hillcrest Apartments

Soders Rd
Carneys Point, NJ

Whispering Waters Phase II

469 Grieves Pkwy
Salem, NJ
HCV Welcome

There are 19 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,372 affordable apartments for rent in Salem County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 818 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Salem County, HUD housing programs support 224 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 2,294 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Salem County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 3,372
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 818
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Total Population 65,120
Housing Units 24,347
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $61,831 ±$2,884
Median Rent $974 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.73% ± 4.05pp

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Salem County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2002 to 2011, 8 low income apartment communities containing 921 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Salem County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Salem County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
60% of Median $37,860 $43,260 $48,660 $54,060 $58,440 $62,760 $67,080 $71,400

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Salem County is $48,660 a year, or $4,055 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,055 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,217 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $789 $845 $1,014 $1,172 $1,308 $1,443
60% $947 $1,014 $1,217 $1,406 $1,569 $1,731
Fair Market Rents in Salem County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$840 $992 $1,200 $1,503 $1,715

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