Affordable Housing In Somerset County
New Jersey

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Somerset County

Apartments at Montgomery

9 Hartwick Drive
Montgomery, New Jersey
$568-1,192
1-3 BR

Westering Place

Amwell Road
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Willows at Orchard Road

5 Autumn Lane
Skillman, New Jersey
VASH Welcome

Hidden Brook at Franklin

1 Bob Franks Way
Somerset, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1 BR

Valley Brook Village Apartments

100 TRACEY CT
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
1 BR

Crestwood Manor

50 LACEY RD
Weston, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Woods at Warren

6 Lindbergh Ave
Warren, New Jersey

Valley Brook Village

151 Knollcroft Rd
Belford, New Jersey

Center for Great Expectations - Supportive Housing

19 Dellwood Ln
Somerset, New Jersey
Homeless Supportive Housing

Somerset 2003 Consumer Home

151 Dutton St
Somerset, New Jersey
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Somerset County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Somerset County, New Jersey

There are 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,953 affordable apartments for rent in Somerset County, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Somerset County, New Jersey

Somerset County features 1,052 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 Somerset County, New Jersey

There are 834 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Somerset County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Somerset County, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Somerset County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Somerset County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Somerset County, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,578 and $1,928.

2021 Somerset 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
Somerset County, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,204 $1,371 $1,753 $2,187 $2,492
Somerset County, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,084 to $1,324 $1,234 to $1,508 $1,578 to $1,928 $1,968 to $2,406 $2,243 to $2,741

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Somerset County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 1,953
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,052
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $100,667 ±$1,308
Median Rent $1,411 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.43% ± 2.62pp
Total Population 330,604

Population and Household Demographics

Somerset County is a county in New Jersey with a population of 330,604. There are 115,998 households in the county with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 23.9% of households in Somerset County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Somerset County

The median gross income for households in Somerset County is $100,667 a year, or $8,389 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,411 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Somerset County, a household making less than $4,703 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Somerset County.

Area Median Income In Somerset 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 Somerset County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $123,200

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 Somerset 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Somerset County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Somerset County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Somerset County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$43,150 $49,300 $55,450 $61,600 $66,550 $71,500 $76,400 $81,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Somerset County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$57,250 $65,400 $73,600 $81,750 $88,300 $94,850 $101,400 $107,950

Cities In Somerset County

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City Served By
Basking Ridge
Bedminster The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bedminster is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Bedminstership The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bedminstership is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Belle Mead The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belle Mead is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Bernards The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bernards is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Bernardsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bernardsville is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Blackwells Mills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blackwells Mills is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Blawenburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blawenburg is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Bound Brook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bound Brook is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Bradley Gardens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bradley Gardens is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Branchburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Branchburg is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Bridgewater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgewater is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Bridgewatership The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgewatership is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Clyde The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clyde is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
East Franklin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Franklin is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
East Millstone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Millstone is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
East Rocky Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Rocky Hill is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Far Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Far Hills is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Finderne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Finderne is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Franklin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Franklin Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin Center is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Franklin Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin Park is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Franklinship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklinship is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Green Brook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Brook is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Green Knoll The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Knoll is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Griggstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Griggstown is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Harlingen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harlingen is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hillsborough The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillsborough is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hillsboroughship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillsboroughship is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Manville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manville is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Martinsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Martinsville is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Middlebush The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middlebush is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Millstone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millstone is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Montgomery The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montgomery is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
North Plainfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Plainfield is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Peapack The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peapack is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Peapack and Gladstone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peapack and Gladstone is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Pleasant Plains The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Plains is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Raritan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raritan is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Rocky Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rocky Hill is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Six Mile Run The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Six Mile Run is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Skillman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Skillman is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Somerset The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Somerset are the Housing Authority of the Township of Franklin and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Somerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Somerville are the Somerville Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
South Bound Brook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Bound Brook is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Ten Mile Run The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ten Mile Run is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Voorhees The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Voorhees is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Warren The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warren is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Watchung The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watchung is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Weston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weston is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Zarephath The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zarephath is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.