Affordable Housing In Secaucus
Hudson County, New Jersey

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Secaucus

Kroll Heights

700 County Avenue
Secaucus, New Jersey
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Studio-1 BR

Rocco Impreveduto Towers

600 Country Ave
Secaucus, New Jersey

The Elms

777 5th St
Secaucus, New Jersey
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Secaucus, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Secaucus, New Jersey

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Secaucus, New Jersey

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 449 affordable apartments for rent in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Secaucus, New Jersey

Secaucus features 449 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 Secaucus, New Jersey

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Secaucus.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Secaucus, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Secaucus landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Secaucus.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Secaucus, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,775 and $2,169.

2022 Secaucus, 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
Secaucus, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,610 $1,711 $1,972 $2,438 $2,674
Secaucus, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,449 to $1,771 $1,540 to $1,882 $1,775 to $2,169 $2,194 to $2,682 $2,407 to $2,941

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Secaucus, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 449
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 449
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $86,061 ±$7,786
Median Rent $1,599 ±$114
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.95% ± 7.27pp
Total Population 18,170

Population and Household Demographics

Secaucus is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey with a population of 18,170. There are 6,751 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 40.79% of households in Secaucus are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Secaucus

The median gross income for households in Secaucus is $86,061 a year, or $7,172 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,599 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Secaucus, a household making less than $5,330 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Secaucus.

Area Median Income In Secaucus

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 Secaucus, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hudson County.

In Secaucus, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,700

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 Secaucus

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 Secaucus

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Secaucus AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,750 $24,850 $27,950 $31,050 $33,550 $36,050 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Secaucus AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,250 $41,400 $46,600 $51,750 $55,900 $60,050 $64,200 $68,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Secaucus AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$58,000 $66,250 $74,550 $82,800 $89,450 $96,050 $102,700 $109,300