Brewster, Massachusetts Affordable Housing

Waiting Lists in Brewster, Massachusetts

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Brewster.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Massachusetts Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Brewster.

Finding Affordable Housing in Brewster, Massachusetts

There are 108 low-income apartments in Brewster that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 28 low-income homes in Brewster where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

King's Landing

1200 State St
Brewster, Massachusetts

Brewster Woods

30 Brewster Woods Dr.
Brewster, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Eagle Point

151 Turning Mill Rd
Brewster, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing

Wells Court

141 Brewster Rd
Brewster, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable rent data last confirmed on March 18th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing Near Brewster

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Brewster

City Apartments
Falmouth, MA Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Falmouth.
Bourne, MA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Bourne.
Sandwich, MA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Sandwich.
Barnstable Town, MA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Barnstable Town.
Dennis, MA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Dennis.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Brewster, 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
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
Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Brewster.

Brewster, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Brewster, Massachusetts

Brewster features 28 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 Brewster, Massachusetts

There are 108 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brewster.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brewster, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brewster landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Brewster.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brewster, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,840 and $2,248.

2023 Brewster, 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
Brewster, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,401 $1,553 $2,044 $2,501 $2,781
Brewster, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,261 to $1,541 $1,398 to $1,708 $1,840 to $2,248 $2,251 to $2,751 $2,503 to $3,059

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brewster, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 166
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 28
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.98%
Average Renter Household Size 1.56
Average Household Size 2.01
Median Household Income $63,245 ±$18,250
Median Rent $867 ±$482
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.85% ± 26.72pp
Total Population 2,280

Population and Household Demographics

Brewster is a city in Barnstable County, Massachusetts with a population of 2,280. There are 1,120 households in the city with an average household size of 2.01 persons. 20.98% of households in Brewster are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brewster

The median gross income for households in Brewster is $63,245 a year, or $5,270 a month. The median rent for the city is $867 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brewster, a household making less than $2,890 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Brewster.

Area Median Income In Brewster

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 Brewster, the AMI is calculated from all households within Barnstable County.

In Brewster, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $115,600

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 Brewster

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 Brewster

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brewster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brewster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$38,050 $43,500 $48,950 $54,350 $58,700 $63,050 $67,400 $71,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brewster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$60,900 $69,600 $78,300 $86,950 $93,950 $100,900 $107,850 $114,800