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

Discover affordable housing in Bristol County where there are 132+ 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.

State Street Apartments

198 200 , New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

Acushnet Commons

59 Linden Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

Robertson on the River

120 Ingell St , Taunton, Massachusetts 02780

Verdean Gardens

163 Walnut St , New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

Union Street Lofts

184 State St , New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

Austin Court

184 State St , New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

Whalers Cove Lp

114 Riverside Ave, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746

Community Action for Better Housing, Inc

59 Rockland St, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

New Bedford Council on Alcoholism

234 Earle St, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746

Center for Health and Human Services

101 Nye St, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746

Riverview Meadows

1 Meadow Dr, Raynham, Massachusetts 02767

Village at Mansfield II

2317 Francis Ave, Mansfield, Massachusetts 02048

Hillcrest Village

1101 Hillside Ave, Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703

Lawtons Corner

516 Pleasant Street (Management Office) , New Bedford, Massachusetts 27403

Ingraham Place

80 Rivet St, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02744

Carpenters Glen

2106 County St, Taunton, Massachusetts 2780

Westport Village Senior Housing

Main Rd, Westport, Massachusetts 02790


220 Lindsey St, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

Shawmut Village

37 Cherokee Ct, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740


18 Walker St, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

What HUD offices serve 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.

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

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

How many renters live in Bristol County, Massachusetts?

The County of Bristol County has 580,068 people living in 233,194 households.

There are 184,864 renters living in 88,992 renter households in this County. Renters make up 31.87 percent of the population living in Bristol County.

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

There are an estimated 245,044 housing units in the Bristol County area. Of these, 92,368 units are rental homes, making up 38 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Bristol County, Massachusetts, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Bristol County?

The rental vacancy rate in Bristol County is 2 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 Bristol County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bristol County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
2,950 22,488 36,221 24,248 2,783
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bristol County

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

Among renter households in this market, 46 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 23 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 many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Bristol 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 0 100 percent
One BR 0 100 percent
Two BR 0 100 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Bristol County, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Bristol County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 2,643
Public Housing 4,282
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 3,584
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 45
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 100
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 12
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 48
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Bristol County, Massachusetts

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

Income Based Apartments in Bristol County, Massachusetts

Bristol County features 7,702 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 3,133 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bristol County, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $0 and $0.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.