Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Adams, MA

Discover affordable housing in Adams where there are 5+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Friend Street Apartments

85 Friend St, Adams, Massachusetts 01220

Millhouses of Adams

75 Commercial St, Adams, Massachusetts 01220

Barrett House

17 Pleasant St, Adams, Massachusetts 01220

Adams Housing

3 Myrtle St, Adams, Massachusetts 01220

Hoosac Court Apts

20 Hoosac Street, Adams, Massachusetts

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Adams, Massachusetts

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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Reported On May 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Adams, Massachusetts
$11.55 (+77%) more than Massachusetts minimum wage and $19.30 (+266%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Adams, Massachusetts Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Adams, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Adams, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Adams, Massachusetts.

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

How many renters live in Adams, Massachusetts?

The City of Adams has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 38.8 percent of the population living in Adams.

What is the rental market like in Adams, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated housing units in the Adams area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Adams, Massachusetts, there are 1.05 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Adams?

The rental vacancy rate in Adams is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Adams for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Adams
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
43 411 576 258 38
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Adams

A large number of apartments in Adams have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Adams

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $950 to $1,867. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $950
One BR $1,100
Two BR $1,402
Three BR $1,807
Four BR $1,867
2024 Fair Market Rents in Adams, Massachusetts

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Adams?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 36 84 percent
One BR 303 74 percent
Two BR 482 84 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Adams, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Adams?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Adams, Massachusetts including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Adams, Massachusetts

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Adams, Massachusetts

Adams features 219 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 Adams, Massachusetts

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Adams, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Adams landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Adams.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Adams, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,262 and $1,542.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.