Affordable Housing In Swedesboro
Gloucester County, New Jersey

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Swedesboro

Eagle View Trail

Auburn Road
Swedesboro, New Jersey
1-2 BR

Kings Way Apartments 328

1 Lore Dr
Swedesboro, New Jersey

Kingsway Apartments

Kings Hwy
Swedesboro, New Jersey
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Swedesboro, 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 Swedesboro, New Jersey

Housing Authority Programs
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of Gloucester County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Swedesboro, New Jersey

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 152 affordable apartments for rent in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Swedesboro, New Jersey

Swedesboro features 36 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 Swedesboro, New Jersey

There are 116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Swedesboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Swedesboro, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Swedesboro landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Swedesboro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Swedesboro, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,168 and $1,428.

2022 Swedesboro, 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
Swedesboro, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $940 $1,071 $1,298 $1,605 $1,837
Swedesboro, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $846 to $1,034 $964 to $1,178 $1,168 to $1,428 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,653 to $2,021

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Swedesboro, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 152
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 36
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.62%
Average Renter Household Size 3.46
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $75,595 ±$8,939
Median Rent $1,233 ±$258
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.16% ± 13.94pp
Total Population 2,612

Population and Household Demographics

Swedesboro is a city in Gloucester County, New Jersey with a population of 2,612. There are 898 households in the city with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 27.62% of households in Swedesboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Swedesboro

The median gross income for households in Swedesboro is $75,595 a year, or $6,300 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,233 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Swedesboro, a household making less than $4,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Swedesboro.

Area Median Income In Swedesboro

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 Swedesboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gloucester County.

In Swedesboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $105,400

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 Swedesboro

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 Swedesboro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Swedesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Swedesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Swedesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,050 $67,450 $75,900 $84,300 $91,050 $97,800 $104,550 $111,300