Affordable Housing In Barnstable County
Massachusetts

Waiting List Openings In Barnstable County

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46 Low Income Apartment Communities In Barnstable County

The Residences at Canal Bluffs

100 Harmony Hill Road
Bourne, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Dennis Commons

224 Main Street
Dennis Port, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Cromwell Court

168 Barnstable Rd
Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Swan Pond Village

1100 Alewife Cir
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

High Meadows Townhomes

100 High Meadow Circle
Bourne, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accessible

Province Landing

90 Shank Painter Rd
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Lake Street Terrace

12A Lake St
Chatham, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Rock Harbor Village

9 Main Street
Orleans, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Little Pond Place

41 Spring Bars Rd
Falmouth, Massachusetts
1 BR

Simpkins School Residences

134 OLD MAIN STREET
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
55+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
Barnstable Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

There are 46 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,392 affordable apartments for rent in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Barnstable County features 1,229 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 1,096 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 $1,691 and $2,067.

2022 Barnstable County, 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
Barnstable County, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,248 $1,428 $1,879 $2,323 $2,548
Barnstable County, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,123 to $1,373 $1,285 to $1,571 $1,691 to $2,067 $2,091 to $2,555 $2,293 to $2,803

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Barnstable County, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 2,392
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,229
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $63,251 ±$1,533
Median Rent $1,104 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.33% ± 2.27pp
Total Population 214,766

Population and Household Demographics

Barnstable County is a county in Massachusetts with a population of 214,766. There are 94,417 households in the county with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 21.19% of households in Barnstable County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barnstable County

The median gross income for households in Barnstable County is $63,251 a year, or $5,271 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,104 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barnstable County, a household making less than $3,680 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Barnstable County.

Area Median Income In Barnstable County

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.

In Barnstable County, 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 Barnstable County

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 Barnstable County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Barnstable County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,450 $23,350 $26,250 $29,150 $31,500 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Barnstable County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,050 $38,900 $43,750 $48,600 $52,500 $56,400 $60,300 $64,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Barnstable County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,450 $62,200 $70,000 $77,750 $84,000 $90,200 $96,450 $102,650

Cities In Barnstable County

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City Served By
Barnstable Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Barnstable Town are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Bourne The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bourne are the Barnstable Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Bourne Housing Authority.
Brewster The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brewster are the Barnstable Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Buzzards Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Buzzards Bay are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Chatham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chatham are the Barnstable Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Dennis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dennis are the Barnstable Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Dennis Port The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dennis Port are the Barnstable Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
East Dennis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Dennis are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
East Falmouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Falmouth are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
East Harwich The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Harwich are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
East Sandwich The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Sandwich are the Barnstable Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Eastham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eastham are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Falmouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Falmouth are the Barnstable Housing Authority, Falmouth Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Bourne Housing Authority.
Forestdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forestdale are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Harwich The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harwich are the Barnstable Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Harwich Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harwich Center are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Harwich Port The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harwich Port are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Mashpee The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mashpee are the Barnstable Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Mashpee Neck The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mashpee Neck are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Monomoscoy Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monomoscoy Island are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Monument Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monument Beach are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
New Seabury The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Seabury are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
North Eastham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Eastham are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
North Falmouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Falmouth are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Northwest Harwich The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Northwest Harwich are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Orleans The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Orleans are the Barnstable Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Pocasset The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pocasset are the Barnstable Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Popponesset The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Popponesset are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Popponesset Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Popponesset Island are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Provincetown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Provincetown are the Barnstable Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Sagamore The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sagamore are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Sandwich The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sandwich are the Barnstable Housing Authority, Sandwich Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Bourne Housing Authority.
Seabrook The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seabrook are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Seconsett Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seconsett Island are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
South Dennis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Dennis are the Barnstable Housing Authority, Dennis Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
South Yarmouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Yarmouth are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Teaticket The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Teaticket are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Truro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Truro are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Wellfleet The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wellfleet are the Barnstable Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
West Chatham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Chatham are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
West Dennis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Dennis are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
West Falmouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Falmouth are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
West Yarmouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Yarmouth are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Woods Hole The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woods Hole are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.
Yarmouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Yarmouth are the Barnstable Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Yarmouth Port The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Yarmouth Port are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Barnstable Housing Authority.