Affordable Housing In Brockton
Plymouth County, Massachusetts

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brockton

The Pines Apartments

469 Pine Grove Drive
Brockton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Hamilton Wade Douglas Apartments

54 Haverhill Street
Brockton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Station Lofts

124 Montello St
Brockton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Walkover Commons Apartments

100 Perkins Avenue
Brockton, Massachusetts

Douglas House

20 Haverhill Street
Brockton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Davis Commons

165 Carl Ave
Brockton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Centre 50 / Enso Flats / Enterprise Main

50 Centre Street
Brockton, Massachusetts
1-3 BR

Brockton Commons

55 City Hall Plz
Brockton, Massachusetts

BHA Scattered Sites

Scattered Sites
Brockton, Massachusetts

Bixby Brockton

103 Main St
Brockton, Massachusetts

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Brockton, 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 Brockton, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
Brockton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Brockton Area Multi Services Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brockton, Massachusetts

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,486 affordable apartments for rent in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Brockton, Massachusetts

Brockton features 2,717 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 Brockton, Massachusetts

There are 727 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brockton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brockton, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brockton landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Brockton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brockton, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,551 and $1,895.

2022 Brockton, 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
Brockton, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,145 $1,309 $1,723 $2,181 $2,505
Brockton, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,031 to $1,260 $1,178 to $1,440 $1,551 to $1,895 $1,963 to $2,399 $2,255 to $2,756

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brockton, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 3,486
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,717
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $47,557 ±$2,213
Median Rent $1,022 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.99% ± 3.91pp
Total Population 94,532

Population and Household Demographics

Brockton is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts with a population of 94,532. There are 32,764 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 45.44% of households in Brockton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brockton

The median gross income for households in Brockton is $47,557 a year, or $3,963 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,022 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brockton, a household making less than $3,407 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Brockton.

Area Median Income In Brockton

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 Brockton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Plymouth County.

In Brockton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,400

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 Brockton

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 Brockton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brockton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brockton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brockton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,550 $71,500 $80,450 $89,350 $96,500 $103,650 $110,800 $117,950