Affordable Housing In Union County
New Jersey

Affordable Housing programs support 5,662 income based apartments in Union County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 2,147 affordable apartments in Union County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Union County, New Jersey

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Union County. Go to the New Jersey Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Union County.

Cranford Lincoln Apartments

800 Lincoln Ave E
Cranford, New Jersey
Affordable

Marina Village

82 S Park St
Elizabeth, New Jersey

Cpnj Plainfield Residence II

1019 Hillside Ave
Plainfield, New Jersey
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Roselle Senior Residence Facility

408 Grand Street
Roselle, New Jersey
Affordable

Pinewood Hall

250 West 2nd Avenue
Roselle, New Jersey
Affordable

Elizabeth Center Apartments

809 Pearl St
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Rent Assisted

Golden Age Towers, Inc.

200-220 E. Milton Avenue
Rahway, New Jersey
Rent Assisted

The Willows at Rahway

239 Central Ave.
Rahway, New Jersey
VASH Welcome
Affordable

Westport Homes

255 3rd St
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Affordable

Cacciola Place

202 Cacciola Pl
Westfield, New Jersey
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Union County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Union County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Cranford, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Cranford.
Affordable Housing In Elizabeth, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 53 apartment communities in Elizabeth.
Affordable Housing In Fanwood, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Fanwood.
Affordable Housing In Hillside, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Hillside.
Affordable Housing In Linden, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Linden.
Affordable Housing In New Providence, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in New Providence.
Affordable Housing In Plainfield, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Plainfield.
Affordable Housing In Rahway, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Rahway.
Affordable Housing In Roselle, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Roselle.
Affordable Housing In Scotch Plains, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Scotch Plains.
Affordable Housing In Springfield, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Springfield.
Affordable Housing In Summit, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Summit.
Affordable Housing In Union, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Union.
Affordable Housing In Westfield, NJ Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Westfield.

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