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

Discover affordable housing in Westwood where there are 1+ 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.

Westwood Senior Housing T a Westwood House

100 Madison Ave, Westwood, New Jersey 07675

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Westwood, 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 Westwood, New Jersey
$35.83/hour
$22.10 (+161%) more than New Jersey minimum wage and $28.58 (+394%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Westwood, 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 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs for Westwood, New Jersey.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Westwood, New Jersey.

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

How many renters live in Westwood, New Jersey?

The City of Westwood has 11,241 people living in 4,239 households.

There are 3,300 renters living in 1,484 renter households in this City. Renters make up 29.36 percent of the population living in Westwood.

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

There are an estimated 4,538 housing units in the Westwood area. Of these, 1,587 units are rental homes, making up 35 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Westwood, New Jersey, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Westwood?

The rental vacancy rate in Westwood is 4 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 Westwood for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Westwood
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
32 629 586 100 109
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Westwood

A large number of apartments in Westwood 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 Westwood are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 52 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 32 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 Westwood

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,400 to $2,946. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,400
One BR $1,645
Two BR $1,892
Three BR $2,342
Four BR $2,946
2024 Fair Market Rents in Westwood, New Jersey

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

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 28 88 percent
One BR 135 21 percent
Two BR 55 9 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Westwood, New Jersey

How many affordable rental units are in Westwood?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 178
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Westwood, New Jersey

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

Income Based Apartments in Westwood, New Jersey

Westwood features 183 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 Westwood, New Jersey

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Westwood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Westwood, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Westwood landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Westwood.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Westwood, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,703 and $2,081.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.