Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Brewster, MA

Discover affordable housing in Brewster where there are 4+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Eagle Point

151 Turning Mill Rd, Brewster, Massachusetts 02631

Brewster Woods

30 Brewster Woods Dr., Brewster, Massachusetts 02631

bed 1-3

King's Landing

1200 State St, Brewster, Massachusetts 02631

Wells Court

141 Brewster Rd, Brewster, Massachusetts 02631

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Brewster, Massachusetts

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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Reported On May 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Brewster, Massachusetts
$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 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Brewster, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Brewster, Massachusetts.

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

How many renters live in Brewster, Massachusetts?

The City of Brewster has 1,739 people living in 861 households.

There are 295 renters living in 165 renter households in this City. Renters make up 16.96 percent of the population living in Brewster.

What is the rental market like in Brewster, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated 2,084 housing units in the Brewster area. Of these, 178 units are rental homes, making up 9 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Brewster, Massachusetts, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Brewster?

The rental vacancy rate in Brewster is 7 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Brewster for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Brewster
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 103 16 46 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Brewster

A large number of apartments in Brewster 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 Brewster are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 49 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 0 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 Brewster

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 Brewster, Massachusetts

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

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
One BR 83 81 percent
Two BR 0 100 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Brewster, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Brewster?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 108
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 24
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Brewster, Massachusetts

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

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 $1,874 and $2,290.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.