Affordable Housing In Acton
Middlesex County, Massachusetts

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Acton

Old High School Commons

433 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Acton

Housing Authority Programs
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Acton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Acton, Massachusetts

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 15 affordable apartments for rent in Acton, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Acton, Massachusetts

Acton features 0 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 Acton, Massachusetts

There are 15 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Acton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Acton, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Acton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Acton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Acton, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,080 and $2,542.

2020 Acton, Massachusetts 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 $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Payment Standard Range $1,544 to $1,887 $1,710 to $2,090 $2,080 to $2,542 $2,592 to $3,168 $2,818 to $3,444

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Acton, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 15
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Acton is a City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Acton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Acton

The median gross income for households in Acton is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Acton

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

In Acton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $113,300

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 Acton

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 Acton HUD Rental Assistance in Acton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $24,900 $28,450 $32,000 $35,550 $38,400 $41,250 $44,100 $46,950
50% of Median $41,500 $47,400 $53,350 $59,250 $64,000 $68,750 $73,500 $78,250
80% of Median $62,450 $71,400 $80,300 $89,200 $96,350 $103,500 $110,650 $117,750