Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Trenton, NJ

Discover affordable housing in Trenton where there are 87+ 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.

Gardens at Birmingham

4000 Birmingham Crescent, Trenton, New Jersey 08628

bed 1-3
payment $876-1522/mo.

Trent Center West

465 Greenwood Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 08609

Trent Center East

511 Greenwood Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 08609

South Village I

312 Lalor St, Trenton, New Jersey 08611

bed 1-2

Patriot Village

360 Pennington Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 08618

bed 2-3

South Village II

28 Stokely Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey 08611

bed 1-2

Cathedral Square Housing

26 Hanover Pl, Trenton, New Jersey 08608

Cityside Apartments I

179 Brunswick Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 08618

Cityside Apartments II

209 Perry St, Trenton, New Jersey 08618

Trenton Consumer Home

935 Bellevue Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 08618

Oakland Park Apartments

224 Coolidge Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 08618

Bellevue Plaza Apartments

447 Bellevue Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 08618

Alvin E Gershen Apartments Aka Pond Run II

1655 Klockner Rd, Trenton, New Jersey 08619

Luther Arms

323 S Broad St, Trenton, New Jersey 08608

Lawrenceville Consumer Home

13 Titus Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 08648

Leonard Building

341 Bellevue Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 08618

Trenton Group Home

608 Greenwood Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 08609

Brunswick Village Lp

833 Brunswick Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 08638

Hamilton Group Home

1330 Cedar Ln, Trenton, New Jersey 08610

Pond Run I Aka Hamilton Senior Citizens

9 Lamont Ave, Trenton, New Jersey 8619

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Trenton, 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
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
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 Trenton, New Jersey
$37.84/hour
$24.11 (+176%) more than New Jersey minimum wage and $30.59 (+422%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Trenton, 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 Public Housing programs for Trenton, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Trenton, New Jersey.

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

How many renters live in Trenton, New Jersey?

The City of Trenton has 89,658 people living in 30,789 households.

There are 46,690 renters living in 16,742 renter households in this City. Renters make up 52.08 percent of the population living in Trenton.

What is the rental market like in Trenton, New Jersey?

There are an estimated 36,307 housing units in the Trenton area. Of these, 20,910 units are rental homes, making up 58 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Trenton, New Jersey, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Trenton?

The rental vacancy rate in Trenton is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Trenton for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Trenton
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,988 5,839 5,863 4,611 1,112
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Trenton

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

How many renter households in Trenton are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 60 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 33 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Trenton

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,354 to $2,661. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,354
One BR $1,550
Two BR $1,998
Three BR $2,416
Four BR $2,661
2024 Fair Market Rents in Trenton, New Jersey

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

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 1,847 93 percent
One BR 5,167 88 percent
Two BR 4,719 80 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Trenton, New Jersey

How many affordable rental units are in Trenton?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 2,895
Public Housing 1,440
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 2,442
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 2
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 1
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 6
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Trenton, New Jersey

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

Income Based Apartments in Trenton, New Jersey

Trenton features 6,945 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 Trenton, New Jersey

There are 1,647 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Trenton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Trenton, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Trenton, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,798 and $2,198.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.