But In NJ, 682,200 Low-Income Renters Still Paying Over Half Their Income for Housing
In New Jersey, 72,500 New Jersey Families benefit from Housing Choice Vouchers. Yet, in our state, 682,200 low-income renter sare still paying over half of their income in housing.
- 24% of the 315,700 people receiving assistance are seniors.
- 21% have a disability.
- 55% are in a family that has at least one child.
Households receiving Housing Choice Vouchers, which CBPP’s Alicia Mazzare described as “The most effective tool for reducing homelessness and housing instability,” make up almost half of the total households receiving federal rental assistance.