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Affordable Housing In Woodbridge
Middlesex County, New Jersey

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Woodbridge

Jacobs Landing

20 Bunns Ln
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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Housing Authorities that serve Woodbridge

Housing Authority Programs
Middlesex County Division of Housing and Social Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Woodbridge, New Jersey

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 150 affordable apartments for rent in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Income Based Apartments in Woodbridge, New Jersey

Woodbridge features 150 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 Woodbridge, New Jersey

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Woodbridge, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Woodbridge landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Woodbridge.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Woodbridge, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,593 and $1,947.

2020 Woodbridge, 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
Fair Market Rent $1,193 $1,382 $1,770 $2,228 $2,572
Payment Standard Range $1,074 to $1,312 $1,244 to $1,520 $1,593 to $1,947 $2,005 to $2,451 $2,315 to $2,829

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Woodbridge, NJ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 150
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 150
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $79,600 ±$5,326
Median Rent $1,552 ±$74
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.91% ± 7.13pp
Total Population 19,822

Population and Household Demographics

Woodbridge is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey with a population of 19,822. There are 7,250 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 45.19% of households in Woodbridge are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Woodbridge

The median gross income for households in Woodbridge is $79,600 a year, or $6,633 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,552 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Woodbridge, a household making less than $5,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Woodbridge.

Area Median Income In Woodbridge

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 Woodbridge, the AMI is calculated from all households within Middlesex County.

In Woodbridge, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $119,500

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 Woodbridge

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 Woodbridge

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $25,100 $28,700 $32,300 $35,850 $38,750 $41,600 $44,500 $47,350
50% of Median $41,850 $47,800 $53,800 $59,750 $64,550 $69,350 $74,100 $78,900
80% of Median $57,800 $66,050 $74,300 $82,550 $89,200 $95,800 $102,400 $109,000