; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Somerset County, NJ

The Woods at Warren

6 Lindbergh Ave
Warren, New Jersey
Rent Assisted
LIHTC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Willows at Orchard Road

5 Autumn Lane
Skillman, New Jersey
Rent Assisted
LIHTC

The Warren Project

115 Stirling Rd
Warren, New Jersey
Subsidized
Supportive
S. 811 Supportive

Franklin Township Consumer Home

30 Cedar Grove Ln
Somerset, New Jersey
Subsidized
Supportive
S. 811 Supportive

Alternatives Homes 2005 Inc

293 Grove St
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Subsidized
Supportive
S. 811 Supportive

South Bound Brook Consumer Home

10 Von Steuben Ln
South Bound Brook, New Jersey
Subsidized
Supportive
S. 811 Supportive

Bridgewater Township Consumer Home

76 Brahma Ave
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Subsidized
Supportive
S. 811 Supportive

Apartments Two

18 4th Ave
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Subsidized
Senior
S. 202

Somerset 2003 Consumer Home

151 Dutton St
Somerset, New Jersey
Subsidized
Supportive
S. 811 Supportive

Somerset Consumer Home

30 Cedar Ave
Somerset, New Jersey
Subsidized
Supportive
S. 811 Supportive

Presbyterian HomeatFranklin Twp

26B Cedar Grove Lane
Somerset, New Jersey
Subsidized
Senior
S. 202

Westering Place

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

Cornerstone at Branchburg

1000 Cornerstone Dr.
Somerville, New Jersey
Rent Assisted
LIHTC
1 BR

Red Rock Preserve Apartments

975 Old York Rd.
Branchburg, New Jersey
Rent Assisted
LIHTC
$440-2,022
1-3 BR

Somerset Square

1 Shepherd St
Somerset, New Jersey
Rent Assisted
LIHTC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
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There are 1,271 low-income apartments in Somerset County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 756 low-income homes in Somerset County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $489 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 4th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Somerset County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the New Jersey Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Somerset County.

Somerset County, New Jersey Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Somerset County, New Jersey

Somerset County features 756 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 1,271 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 $1,725 and $2,109.

2023 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 $1,336 $1,515 $1,917 $2,333 $2,575
Somerset County, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,202 to $1,470 $1,364 to $1,667 $1,725 to $2,109 $2,100 to $2,566 $2,318 to $2,833

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Somerset County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 2,094
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 756
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 $142,900

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

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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.
$30,000 $34,300 $38,600 $42,850 $46,300 $49,750 $53,150 $56,600
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.
$50,050 $57,200 $64,350 $71,450 $77,200 $82,900 $88,600 $94,350
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.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800