Affordable Housing In Bristol County
127 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bristol County
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
|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 127 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,329 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 3,127 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|
|Fall River city||$913||$1,026||$1,234||$1,525||$1,868|
|New Bedford city||$809||$903||$1,114||$1,377||$1,511|
|North Attleborough 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||127|
|Total Low Income Apartments||11,329|
|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|
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 $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 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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|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.
|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.
|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.
Cities In Bristol County
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