Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Barnstable County, MA

Find 50 low-income apartments and rental assistance options in Barnstable County, MA – including subsidized, public, senior, HUD, and other government housing programs.

Village at Nauset Green

140 Brackett Road, Eastham, Massachusetts 02642

The Residences at Canal Bluffs

100 Harmony Hill Road, Bourne, Massachusetts 02532

Rock Harbor Village

9 Main Street , Orleans, Massachusetts 02653

Dennis Commons

224 Main Street, Dennis Port, Massachusetts 02639

The Residences at Yarmouth Gardens

497 Route 28, Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02673

Swan Pond Village

1100 Alewife Cir, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts 2664

Cromwell Court

168 Barnstable Rd, Barnstable Town, Massachusetts 02601

Cape Cod Senior Residences

100 Dr Julius Kelley Ln, Pocasset, Massachusetts 2559

Wellfleet Family Housing

Fred Bell Way, Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667

Residential Rehab Centers, Inc

153 Run Pond Rd, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02664

Weir Landing

170 Weir Rd, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts 02675

Shawme Heights II

3 Leveridge Ln, Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563

Shawme Heights Apartments

5 Leveridge Ln, Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563

Eagle Point

151 Turning Mill Rd, Brewster, Massachusetts 02631

Gosnold Grove

364 East Falmouth Hwy, Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540

Pine Oaks Village I

61 John Nelson Way, Harwich, Massachusetts 02645

Bourne Oaks

23A Boxwood Ct, Bourne, Massachusetts 02532

Canalside Apartments

9 Church Ln, Bourne, Massachusetts 02532

Carriage House Apartments

939 Mary Dunn Rd, Barnstable Town, Massachusetts 02601

Lake Street Terrace

12A Lake St, Chatham, Massachusetts 02633

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Reported On July 26th, 2017 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Barnstable County, Massachusetts
$39.43/hour
$24.43 (+163%) more than Massachusetts minimum wage and $32.18 (+444%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Barnstable County, 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), Public Housing programs for Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

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

How many renters live in Barnstable County, Massachusetts?

The County of Barnstable County has 232,457 people living in 107,187 households.

There are 37,134 renters living in 19,122 renter households in this County. Renters make up 15.97 percent of the population living in Barnstable County.

What is the rental market like in Barnstable County, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated 166,131 housing units in the Barnstable County area. Of these, 20,180 units are rental homes, making up 12 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Barnstable County?

The rental vacancy rate in Barnstable County is 4 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 Barnstable County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Barnstable County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
718 5,303 7,586 3,798 972
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Barnstable County

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

How many renter households in Barnstable County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 53 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 30 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Barnstable County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,486 to $2,897. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,486
One BR $1,585
Two BR $2,082
Three BR $2,541
Four BR $2,897
2024 Fair Market Rents in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

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

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 493 69 percent
One BR 4,305 81 percent
Two BR 2,465 32 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Barnstable County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,045
Public Housing 346
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 692
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 17
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 139
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 26
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 114
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

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

Income Based Apartments in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Barnstable County features 1,322 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 Barnstable County, Massachusetts

There are 1,040 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barnstable County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Barnstable County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Barnstable County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Barnstable County, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,874 and $2,290.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.