Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Sussex County, NJ

Discover affordable housing in Sussex County where there are 14+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Knoll View

8 Knoll Rd, Sparta, New Jersey 07871

bed Studio-1

Knoll Heights Village

39 Trapasso Dr, Sparta, New Jersey 07871

Advance Housing 2009

93 Stickles Pond Rd Ste 1, Newton, New Jersey 07848

The Oaks at Toms River

Oak Avenue, Dover Township, New Jersey 08753

Hillside Manor Apartments

53 Unionville Ave, Sussex, New Jersey 07461

Community Hope VII Consumer Ho

13 Overlook Dr, Sussex, New Jersey 7461

Brookside Terrace

33 Mill St B, Newton, New Jersey 7860

Newton Town Centre Senior Housing

225 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey 07860

bed 1-2

Liberty Tws

32 Liberty St, Newton, New Jersey 07860

Scarc Residential Expansion Project

919 Deer Run Rd, Newton, New Jersey 07860


83 Briarcliff Rd, Atco, New Jersey

Bellevue Court C/O Community Relty

500 Bellevue Ct, Atco, New Jersey

Hays Mill Associates II Lp

207 Hayes Mill Rd, Atco, New Jersey 08004

New Jersey

37 Main St, Sussex, New Jersey 07461

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Sussex County, New Jersey

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Sussex County, New Jersey
$22.56 (+164%) more than New Jersey minimum wage and $29.04 (+401%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Sussex County, New Jersey Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Sussex County, New Jersey.

Go to the New Jersey Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sussex County.

How many renters live in Sussex County, New Jersey?

The County of Sussex County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 12.11 percent of the population living in Sussex County.

What is the rental market like in Sussex County, New Jersey?

There are an estimated housing units in the Sussex County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Sussex County, New Jersey, there are 1.07 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Sussex County?

The rental vacancy rate in Sussex County is 8 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Sussex County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sussex County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
363 2,563 3,445 1,562 576
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sussex County

A large number of apartments in Sussex County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Sussex County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,379 to $2,800. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,379
One BR $1,590
Two BR $1,916
Three BR $2,424
Four BR $2,800
2024 Fair Market Rents in Sussex County, New Jersey

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Sussex County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 288 79 percent
One BR 2,138 83 percent
Two BR 1,305 38 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Sussex County, New Jersey

How many affordable rental units are in Sussex County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Sussex County, New Jersey including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Sussex County, New Jersey

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Sussex County, New Jersey

Sussex County features 484 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 75 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 $1,724 and $2,108.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.