. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Adams, Massachusetts - Affordable Housing Online

Friend Street Apartments

85 Friend St
Adams, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Millhouses of Adams

75 Commercial St
Adams, Massachusetts

Barrett House

17 Pleasant St
Adams, Massachusetts
S. 202

Adams Housing

3 Myrtle St
Adams, Massachusetts

Hoosac Court Apts

20 Hoosac Street
Adams, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Adams that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 219 low-income homes in Adams where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $297 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 23rd, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Adams Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Adams.

Adams, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

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 $1,249 and $1,527.

2023 Adams, 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
Adams, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $928 $1,095 $1,388 $1,773 $1,876
Adams, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $835 to $1,021 $986 to $1,205 $1,249 to $1,527 $1,596 to $1,950 $1,688 to $2,064

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Adams, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 219
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 219
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.06%
Average Renter Household Size 1.76
Average Household Size 2.12
Median Household Income $44,926 ±$5,788
Median Rent $646 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.16% ± 12.84pp
Total Population 5,475

Population and Household Demographics

Adams is a city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts with a population of 5,475. There are 2,582 households in the city with an average household size of 2.12 persons. 37.06% of households in Adams are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Adams

The median gross income for households in Adams is $44,926 a year, or $3,744 a month. The median rent for the city is $646 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Adams, a household making less than $2,153 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Adams.

Area Median Income In Adams

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 Adams, the AMI is calculated from all households within Berkshire County.

In Adams, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $88,800

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 Adams

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 Adams

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Adams AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Adams AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Adams AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$57,300 $65,500 $73,700 $81,850 $88,400 $94,950 $101,500 $108,050