Affordable Housing In South Amboy
Middlesex County, New Jersey

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In South Amboy

Robert Noble Manor

241 Gordon Street
South Amboy, NJ
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Hillcrest Manor at South Amboy, LLC

2097 State Highway 35 South
South Amboy, NJ
HCV Welcome


250 S Broadway
South Amboy, NJ
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Housing Authorities that serve South Amboy

Housing Authority Programs
South Amboy Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in South Amboy, New Jersey

According to federal housing data and research, there are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 254 affordable apartments for rent in South Amboy, New Jersey. South Amboy features 152 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 102 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in South Amboy.

South Amboy, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 254
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 152
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.07%
Average Renter Household Size 1.88
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $64,293 ±$21,810
Median Rent $1,167 ±$120
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.54% ± 13.78pp
Total Population 8,787

Population and Household Demographics

South Amboy is a City in Middlesex County, New Jersey with a population of 8,787. There are 3,775 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 35.07% of households in South Amboy are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South Amboy

The median gross income for households in South Amboy is $64,293 a year, or $5,358 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,167 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South Amboy, a household making less than $3,890 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.54% of households who rent are overburdened in South Amboy.1

Area Median Income In South Amboy

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 South Amboy, the AMI is calculated from all households within Middlesex County.

In South Amboy, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $118,300

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 South Amboy

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 South Amboy HUD Rental Assistance in South Amboy

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,500 $38,350 $41,200 $44,050 $46,900
50% of Median $41,450 $47,350 $53,250 $59,150 $63,900 $68,650 $73,350 $78,100
80% of Median $57,050 $65,200 $73,350 $81,450 $88,000 $94,500 $101,000 $107,550
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in South Amboy

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2009 to 2010, 2 low income apartment communities containing 102 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in South Amboy by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in South Amboy

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $41,450 $47,350 $53,250 $59,150 $63,900 $68,650 $73,350 $78,100
60% of Median $49,740 $56,820 $63,900 $70,980 $76,680 $82,380 $88,020 $93,720

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in South Amboy is $63,900 a year, or $5,325 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,325 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,598 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $1,036 $1,110 $1,331 $1,538 $1,716 $1,893
60% $1,244 $1,332 $1,598 $1,846 $2,060 $2,272
Fair Market Rents in South Amboy

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
$1,193 $1,382 $1,770 $2,228 $2,572