Affordable Housing In Brookline
Norfolk County, Massachusetts

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brookline

86 Dummer Apartments

86 Dummer Street
Brookline, Massachusetts
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1-3 BR

Colonel Floyd Apartments

32 Marion St
Brookline, Massachusetts
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1 BR

The Village at Brookline

77 Village Way
Brookline, Massachusetts
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1-3 BR

61 Park Street Apartments

90 Longwood Avenue
Brookline, Massachusetts
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1 BR

Sussman House

50 Pleasant St
Brookline, Massachusetts

Kickham Apartments

190 Harvard St
Brookline, Massachusetts

Trustman Apartments

144-156 Amory St
Brookline, Massachusetts

Egmont Street Veterans

338 St. Paul St
Brookline, Massachusetts

High Street Veterans

176 High St
Brookline, Massachusetts

Morse Apartments

90 Longwood Avenu
Brookline, Massachusetts

Housing Authorities that serve Brookline

Housing Authority Programs
Brookline Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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 Brookline, Massachusetts

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,098 affordable apartments for rent in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Brookline, Massachusetts

Brookline features 728 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 Brookline, Massachusetts

There are 370 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brookline.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brookline, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brookline landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Brookline.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brookline, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,404 and $1,716.

2021 Brookline, 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
Brookline, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,029 $1,184 $1,560 $1,971 $2,292
Brookline, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $926 to $1,132 $1,066 to $1,302 $1,404 to $1,716 $1,774 to $2,168 $2,063 to $2,521

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brookline, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,098
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 728
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $95,518 ±$6,066
Median Rent $1,897 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.25% ± 3.77pp
Total Population 59,132

Population and Household Demographics

Brookline is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts with a population of 59,132. There are 25,324 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 50.19% of households in Brookline are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brookline

The median gross income for households in Brookline is $95,518 a year, or $7,960 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,897 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brookline, a household making less than $6,323 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Brookline.

Area Median Income In Brookline

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 Brookline, the AMI is calculated from all households within Norfolk County.

In Brookline, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,000

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 Brookline

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 Brookline

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brookline AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $29,950 $32,350 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brookline AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $49,950 $53,950 $57,950 $61,950 $65,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brookline AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500