Affordable Housing In Sussex County
New Jersey

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sussex County

Knoll View

8 Knoll Rd
Sparta, New Jersey
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

NEWTON TOWN CENTRE SENIOR HOUSING

225 Spring Street
Newton, New Jersey

Knoll Heights Village

39 Trapasso Dr
Sparta, New Jersey
Subsidized

The Oaks at Toms River

Oak Avenue
Dover Township, New Jersey
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Community Hope VII Consumer Ho

13 Overlook Dr
Sussex, New Jersey
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Advance Housing 2009

93 Stickles Pond Rd Ste 1
Newton, New Jersey
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

New Jersey

37 Main St
Sussex, New Jersey

Hillside Manor Apartments

53 Unionville Ave
Sussex, New Jersey
Subsidized

Scarc Residential Expansion Project

919 Deer Run Rd
Newton, New Jersey
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Liberty Tws

32 Liberty St
Newton, New Jersey

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Sussex 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Sussex County, New Jersey

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sussex County, New Jersey

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 548 affordable apartments for rent in Sussex County, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Sussex County, New Jersey

Sussex County features 472 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 Sussex County, New Jersey

There are 76 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sussex County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sussex County, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sussex County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Sussex County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sussex County, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,331 and $1,627.

2022 Sussex 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
Sussex County, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,017 $1,223 $1,479 $1,887 $2,249
Sussex County, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $915 to $1,119 $1,101 to $1,345 $1,331 to $1,627 $1,698 to $2,076 $2,024 to $2,474

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sussex County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 548
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 472
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $86,565 ±$2,401
Median Rent $1,205 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.2% ± 3.84pp
Total Population 145,930

Population and Household Demographics

Sussex County is a county in New Jersey with a population of 145,930. There are 53,941 households in the county with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 16.69% of households in Sussex County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sussex County

The median gross income for households in Sussex County is $86,565 a year, or $7,214 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,205 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sussex County, a household making less than $4,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Sussex County.

Area Median Income In Sussex 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 Sussex County, 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 Sussex 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 Sussex County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sussex County 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 Sussex County 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 Sussex County 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

Cities In Sussex County

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City Served By
Andover The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Andover is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Andovership The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Andovership is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Atco The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atco is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Branchville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Branchville is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Byram The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Byram is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Byram Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Byram Center is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Crandon Lakes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crandon Lakes is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Dover Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dover Township is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Frankford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frankford 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.
Fredon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fredon is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Green The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hamburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamburg is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hampton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hampton is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hardyston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hardyston is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Highland Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland Lake is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Hopatcong The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hopatcong is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Lafayette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lafayette is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Lake Mohawk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Mohawk is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Montague The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montague is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Newton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newton are the Newton Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Ogdensburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ogdensburg is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Ross Corner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ross Corner is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Sandyston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandyston is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Sparta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sparta is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Spartaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spartaship is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Stanhope The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stanhope is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Stillwater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stillwater is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Sussex The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sussex is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Vernon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vernon is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Vernon Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vernon Center is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Vernon Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vernon Valley is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Walpack The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walpack is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Wantage The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wantage is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.