Affordable Housing In Short Hills
Essex County, New Jersey

Housing Authorities that serve Short Hills

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Short Hills, New Jersey

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Short Hills, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Short Hills, New Jersey

Short Hills features 0 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 Short Hills, New Jersey

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Short Hills, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Short Hills landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Short Hills.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Short Hills, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,479 and $1,807.

2021 Short Hills, 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
Short Hills, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,129 $1,358 $1,643 $2,096 $2,498
Short Hills, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,016 to $1,242 $1,222 to $1,494 $1,479 to $1,807 $1,886 to $2,306 $2,248 to $2,748

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Short Hills, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 8.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 3.21
Median Household Income $250,001 ±$0
Median Rent $1,741 ±$148
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.22% ± 20.12pp
Total Population 12,831

Population and Household Demographics

Short Hills is a city in Essex County, New Jersey with a population of 12,831. There are 4,002 households in the city with an average household size of 3.21 persons. 8.15% of households in Short Hills are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Short Hills

The median gross income for households in Short Hills is $250,001 a year, or $20,833 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,741 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Short Hills, a household making less than $5,803 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Short Hills.

Area Median Income In Short Hills

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 Short Hills, the AMI is calculated from all households within Essex County.

In Short Hills, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $107,400

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 Short Hills

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 Short Hills

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Short Hills AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,550 $25,800 $29,000 $32,200 $34,800 $37,400 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Short Hills AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,600 $43,000 $48,350 $53,700 $58,000 $62,300 $66,600 $70,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Short Hills AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500