Affordable Housing In Attleboro
Bristol County, Massachusetts

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Attleboro

Jewel Crossing

117 S Washington St
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Bliss School Apartments

200 Park St
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Income Based
1-3 BR

Sterling Lofts

67 Mechanic Street
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Market Rate

Gardner Terrace

46 Pine St
Attleboro, Massachusetts

Hebron Mill

988 Read Street #D10
Attleboro, Massachusetts

Hope Gardens

847 Park St
Attleboro, Massachusetts

Christopher Heights of Attleboro

45 S Main St
Attleboro, Massachusetts

Hillcrest Village

1101 Hillside Ave
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Attleboro, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Attleboro, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
Attleboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Attleboro, Massachusetts

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 591 affordable apartments for rent in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Attleboro, Massachusetts

Attleboro features 404 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 Attleboro, Massachusetts

There are 187 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Attleboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Attleboro, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Attleboro landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Attleboro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Attleboro, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,111 and $1,357.

2022 Attleboro, 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
Attleboro, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868
Attleboro, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $822 to $1,004 $923 to $1,129 $1,111 to $1,357 $1,373 to $1,678 $1,681 to $2,055

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Attleboro, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 591
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 404
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $67,736 ±$4,097
Median Rent $993 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.3% ± 5.5pp
Total Population 43,953

Population and Household Demographics

Attleboro is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts with a population of 43,953. There are 16,787 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 35.25% of households in Attleboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Attleboro

The median gross income for households in Attleboro is $67,736 a year, or $5,645 a month. The median rent for the city is $993 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Attleboro, a household making less than $3,310 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Attleboro.

Area Median Income In Attleboro

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 Attleboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bristol County.

In Attleboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,300

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 Attleboro

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 Attleboro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Attleboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Attleboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Attleboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,750 $60,250 $67,800 $75,300 $81,350 $87,350 $93,400 $99,400