Affordable Housing In Acton
Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Acton where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 15 affordable apartments in Acton that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Acton, Massachusetts

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Acton.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Massachusetts Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Acton.

Old High School Commons

433 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, Massachusetts
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Acton, Massachusetts

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.

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)
Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Acton.

Acton, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

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 $2,372 and $2,899.

2023 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
Acton, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Acton, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,823 to $2,228 $1,978 to $2,418 $2,372 to $2,899 $2,886 to $3,528 $3,186 to $3,894

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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 $140,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Acton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Acton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,450 $33,650 $37,850 $42,050 $45,450 $48,800 $52,150 $55,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Acton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$49,100 $56,100 $63,100 $70,100 $75,750 $81,350 $86,950 $92,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Acton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$78,300 $89,500 $100,700 $111,850 $120,800 $129,750 $138,700 $147,650