Affordable Housing In Sussex County
New Jersey

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sussex County

NEWTON TOWN CENTRE SENIOR HOUSING

225 Spring Street
Newton, NJ
HCV Welcome

The Oaks at Toms River

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

Community Hope VII Consumer Ho

13 Overlook Dr
Sussex, NJ
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Advance Housing 2009

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

New Jersey

37 Main St
Sussex, NJ
HCV Welcome

Hillside Manor Apartments

53 Unionville Ave
Sussex, NJ
Subsidized

Knoll Heights Village

39 Trapasso Dr
Sparta, NJ
Subsidized

Scarc Residential Expansion Project

919 Deer Run Rd
Newton, NJ
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Liberty Tws

32 Liberty St
Newton, NJ

Brookside Terrace

33 Mill St B
Newton, NJ
Subsidized

There are 11 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 497 affordable apartments for rent in Sussex County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 421 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Sussex County, HUD housing programs support 150 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 76 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Sussex County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Sussex County

Housing Authority Programs
Newton Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sussex County, New Jersey

Sussex County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 497
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 421
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Total Population 145,930
Housing Units 53,941
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

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.1

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 $100,600

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 Sussex County HUD Rental Assistance in Sussex County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,150 $24,200 $27,200 $30,200 $32,650 $35,050 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,250 $40,250 $45,300 $50,300 $54,350 $58,350 $62,400 $66,400
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700

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 Sussex County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $42,300 $48,300 $54,360 $60,360 $65,220 $70,020 $74,880 $79,680

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 Sussex County is $54,360 a year, or $4,530 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,530 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,359 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% $881 $944 $1,133 $1,308 $1,459 $1,610
60% $1,058 $1,133 $1,359 $1,570 $1,751 $1,932
Fair Market Rents in Sussex County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,042 $1,188 $1,447 $1,847 $2,159

Cities In Sussex County

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City Listings Served By
Atco 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atco is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Sussex 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sussex is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Newton 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newton are the Newton Housing Authority and State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Sparta 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sparta is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Dover Township 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dover Township is the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Andover 0
Andovership 0
Branchville 0
Byram 0
Byram Center 0
Crandon Lakes 0
Frankford 0
Franklin 0
Fredon 0
Green 0
Hamburg 0
Hampton 0
Hardyston 0
Highland Lake 0
Hopatcong 0
Lafayette 0
Lake Mohawk 0
Montague 0
Ogdensburg 0
Ross Corner 0
Sandyston 0
Spartaship 0
Stanhope 0
Stillwater 0
Vernon 0
Vernon Center 0
Vernon Valley 0
Walpack 0
Wantage 0