Housing Authority of Plainfield

510 E Front Street, Plainfield, NJ, 07060

Union County

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About Housing Authority of Plainfield

The Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program has proven to be the most sought after rental assistance program nationwide. In providing rental subsidy to very low-­income families, the Housing Authority of Plainfield uses guidelines, income limits and regulations as set forth by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Tenant based vouchers increase affordable housing choices for very low-income families. Families with a tenant-based voucher choose and lease safe, decent, and affordable privately-owned rental housing.

Mission Statement

The HAP mission is to continue to develop resources that Plainfield's low-income community collaborating with our network of community services providers and other public agencies to better serve our community and to enhance home ownership opportunities for income eligible residents.

Program Summary for Housing Authority of Plainfield

Housing Authority of Plainfield is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Housing Authority of Plainfield manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Housing Authority of Plainfield administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. Housing Authority of Plainfield currently has as its program type. Housing Authority of Plainfield is located at 510 E Front Street, Plainfield, NJ, 07060 and serves the city of Plainfield. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Housing Authority of Plainfield at, (908)769-6335 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status
Size of Housing Authority of Plainfield compared nationally Large
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Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Housing Authority of Plainfield is currently Open

2018 Income Limits for Somerset County, NJ

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Somerset County, NJ:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $36,350
  • $41,550
  • $46,750
  • $51,900
  • $56,100
  • $60,250
  • $64,400
  • $68,550
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $21,850
  • $24,950
  • $28,050
  • $31,150
  • $33,650
  • $36,150
  • $38,650
  • $41,150
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $51,250
  • $58,550
  • $65,850
  • $73,150
  • $79,050
  • $84,900
  • $90,750
  • $96,600

2017 Fair Market Rents for Somerset County, NJ

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Somerset County, NJ:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$1054 $1296 $1654 $2109 $2551

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Edison Housing Authority Edison Housing Authority Edison NJ N/A N/A Closed 3.54 Miles Contact
Summit Housing Authority Summit Housing Authority Summit NJ N/A N/A Open 6.98 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Rahway Housing Authority of Rahway Rahway NJ N/A N/A Open 7.19 Miles Contact
Highland Park Housing Authority Highland Park Housing Authority Highland Park NJ N/A N/A Open 8.84 Miles Contact
Woodbridge Housing Authority Woodbridge Housing Authority Woodbridge NJ N/A N/A Open 8.91 Miles Contact
Middlesex County Division of Housing & Community Development Middlesex County Division of Housing & Community Development New Brunswick NJ N/A N/A Open 9.14 Miles Contact

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Housing Authority of Plainfield Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Somerset County Quick Facts

Population: 332,568
Persons Per Household: 2.79
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 25.3%
Homeownership Rate: 78.0%
Housing Units: 125,077
Yearly Income Per Person: $47,803
Median Household Income: $99,020