Affordable Housing In South Orange
Essex County, New Jersey

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In South Orange

South Orange B'nai B'rith Federation House

219 S Orange Ave
South Orange, New Jersey
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

South Orange Consumer Home

353 Vose Ave
South Orange, New Jersey
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve South Orange

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in South Orange, New Jersey

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 68 affordable apartments for rent in South Orange, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in South Orange, New Jersey

South Orange features 68 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 South Orange, New Jersey

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in South Orange, New Jersey

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

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

2021 South Orange, 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
South Orange, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,129 $1,358 $1,643 $2,096 $2,498
South Orange, 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.

South Orange, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 68
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 68
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

South Orange is a city in Essex County, New Jersey with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in South Orange are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South Orange

The median gross income for households in South Orange is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In South Orange

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

In South Orange, 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 South Orange

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 South Orange

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the South Orange 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 South Orange 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 South Orange 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