Affordable Housing In Bristol County
Massachusetts

Waiting List Openings In Bristol County

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126 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bristol County

The Residences at Lincoln Park

11 Midway Park Drive
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Family & Senior

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

Car Barn Apartments

1959 Purchase St
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

St Mathieus Apartments

221 Wellington St
Fall River, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Curtain Lofts

420 Quequechan St.
Fall River, Massachusetts
$792-1,295
1-2 BR
55+

Temple Landing

370 Middle St
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Noquochoke Village

1163 American Legion Highway
Westport, Massachusetts
$922-1,842
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Sterling Lofts

67 Mechanic Street
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Market Rate
55+

Mansfield Meadows Apartments

9 Bonney Lane
Mansfield, Massachusetts

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bristol 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 Bristol County, Massachusetts

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bristol County, Massachusetts

There are 126 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,187 affordable apartments for rent in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Bristol County, Massachusetts

Bristol County features 8,160 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 Bristol County, Massachusetts

There are 3,027 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bristol County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bristol County, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bristol County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Bristol County.

2022 Bristol County, Massachusetts Fair Market Rents

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Acushnet town $809 $903 $1,114 $1,377 $1,511
Attleboro city $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868
Berkley town $952 $1,110 $1,433 $1,836 $2,052
Dartmouth town $809 $903 $1,114 $1,377 $1,511
Dighton town $952 $1,110 $1,433 $1,836 $2,052
Easton town $1,374 $1,416 $1,863 $2,320 $2,834
Fairhaven town $809 $903 $1,114 $1,377 $1,511
Fall River city $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868
Freetown town $809 $903 $1,114 $1,377 $1,511
Mansfield town $952 $1,110 $1,433 $1,836 $2,052
New Bedford city $809 $903 $1,114 $1,377 $1,511
North Attleborough town $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868
Norton town $952 $1,110 $1,433 $1,836 $2,052
Raynham town $1,374 $1,416 $1,863 $2,320 $2,834
Rehoboth town $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868
Seekonk town $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868
Somerset town $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868
Swansea town $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868
Taunton city $952 $1,110 $1,433 $1,836 $2,052
Westport town $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bristol County, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 126
Total Low Income Apartments 11,187
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,160
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $56,842 ±$935
Median Rent $820 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.43% ± 1.41pp
Total Population 552,763

Population and Household Demographics

Bristol County is a county in Massachusetts with a population of 552,763. There are 212,029 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 37.93% of households in Bristol County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bristol County

The median gross income for households in Bristol County is $56,842 a year, or $4,737 a month. The median rent for the county is $820 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bristol County, a household making less than $2,733 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Bristol County.

Area Median Income In Bristol 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 Bristol County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,500

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 Bristol 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 Bristol County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bristol County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,700 $20,200 $22,750 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bristol County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,450 $33,650 $37,850 $42,050 $45,450 $48,800 $52,150 $55,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bristol County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,150 $53,850 $60,600 $67,300 $72,700 $78,100 $83,500 $88,850

Cities In Bristol County

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City Served By
Acushnet The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Acushnet is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Acushnet Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Acushnet Center is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Attleboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Attleboro are the Attleboro Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Berkley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berkley is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Bliss Corner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bliss Corner is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Dartmouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dartmouth are the Dartmouth Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Dighton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dighton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Easton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Easton are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Easton Housing Authority.
Fairhaven The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairhaven is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Fall River The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fall River are the Fall River Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Freetown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freetown is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Mansfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mansfield are the Mansfield Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Mansfield Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mansfield Center is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
New Bedford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Bedford are the New Bedford Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
North Attleborough The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Attleborough are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and North Attleborough Housing Authority.
North Seekonk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Seekonk is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
North Westport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Westport is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Norton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Norton Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norton Center is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Ocean Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ocean Grove is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Raynham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raynham is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Raynham Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raynham Center is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Rehoboth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rehoboth is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Seekonk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seekonk is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Smith Mills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smith Mills is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Somerset The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Somerset is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Swansea The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Swansea are the Swansea Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Taunton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Taunton are the Taunton Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Westport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westport is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.