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

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. Salem County features 818 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,294 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Salem County.

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
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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754

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