Affordable Housing In Summit
Union County, New Jersey

Affordable Housing programs support 236 income based apartments in Summit where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Summit that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Summit, New Jersey

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Summit. Go to the New Jersey Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Summit.

2 Weaver Street

2 Weaver St
Summit, New Jersey
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1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Glenwood Place

3 Glenwood Pl
Summit, New Jersey
1 BR
Family & Senior

12 Chestnut Ave

12 Chestnut Ave
Summit, New Jersey
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Summit, 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
Union County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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 Summit.

Summit, New Jersey Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Summit, New Jersey

Summit features 236 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 Summit, New Jersey

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Summit, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Summit, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,445 and $1,767.

2023 Summit, 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
Summit, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,129 $1,338 $1,606 $2,038 $2,394
Summit, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,016 to $1,242 $1,204 to $1,472 $1,445 to $1,767 $1,834 to $2,242 $2,155 to $2,633

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Summit, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 236
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 236
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.82
Median Household Income $129,583 ±$10,555
Median Rent $1,532 ±$99
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.73% ± 8.76pp
Total Population 21,869

Population and Household Demographics

Summit is a city in Union County, New Jersey with a population of 21,869. There are 7,702 households in the city with an average household size of 2.82 persons. 28.77% of households in Summit are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Summit

The median gross income for households in Summit is $129,583 a year, or $10,799 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,532 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Summit, a household making less than $5,107 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Summit.

Area Median Income In Summit

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 Summit, the AMI is calculated from all households within Union County.

In Summit, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $115,000

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 Summit

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 Summit

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Summit AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,500 $37,300 $40,050 $42,800 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Summit AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,500 $62,100 $66,700 $71,300 $75,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Summit AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050