Oaks at Westminster

410 Irvington Ave
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Rent Assisted

Westminster Heights

450 Irvington Avenue
Elizabeth, New Jersey

Jack and Margaret Myers Senior Residence

1447 Esterbrook Ave
Rahway, New Jersey
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cpnj Plainfield Residence 2009

1022 Field Ave
Plainfield, New Jersey
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Liberty Village

Liberty St
Plainfield, New Jersey
Rent Assisted

Aamh - Elizabeth Scattered Sites

715 Morris Ave
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Affordable

Magill Real Estate Holdings, Llc

Magill Real Estate Holdings Llc
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Affordable

Nora Gardens

1793 Burnett Ave
Union, New Jersey
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

West End Gardens

317 Plainfield Ave
Plainfield, New Jersey

Glendenning Hms

1003 Leesville Ave
Rahway, New Jersey

There are 2,147 low-income apartments in Union County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Union County, New Jersey can range from $1,022 to $1,265 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 5,662 low-income homes in Union County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $416 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on December 28th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing In Union County

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City Apartments
Elizabeth, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 53 apartment communities in Elizabeth.
Plainfield, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Plainfield.
Rahway, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Rahway.
Roselle, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Roselle.
Linden, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Linden.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Union 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Union County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the New Jersey Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Union County.

Union County, New Jersey Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Union County, New Jersey

Union County features 5,662 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 Union County, New Jersey

There are 2,147 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Union County, New Jersey

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Union County, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,445 and $1,767.

2023 Union 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
Union County, New Jersey Fair Market Rent $1,129 $1,338 $1,606 $2,038 $2,394
Union County, New Jersey Payment Standard Range $1,016 to $1,242 $1,204 to $1,472 $1,445 to $1,767 $1,834 to $2,242 $2,155 to $2,633

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Union County, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 110
Total Low Income Apartments 7,989
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,662
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $69,594 ±$1,178
Median Rent $1,174 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.26% ± 1.72pp
Total Population 548,744

Population and Household Demographics

Union County is a county in New Jersey with a population of 548,744. There are 186,175 households in the county with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 40.92% of households in Union County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Union County

The median gross income for households in Union County is $69,594 a year, or $5,800 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,174 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Union County, a household making less than $3,913 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Union County.

Area Median Income In Union 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 Union County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $115,000

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 Union 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 Union County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,500 $37,300 $40,050 $42,800 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,500 $62,100 $66,700 $71,300 $75,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050