Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Chelsea, MA

Discover affordable housing in Chelsea where there are 42+ 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.

Admirals Tower Co-op

150 Captains Row, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

bed Studio-1

Acadia Apartments

242 Spencer Avenue, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

Keystone Apartments

151 Hallet St , Chelsea, Massachusetts 2124

Senior Living on Bellingham Hill

100 Bellingham St, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

Harbor Light

95 Pearl St, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

The Greenhouse Apartments

154 Pearl Street, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

Winnisimmet Street 102 - 104

102 Winnisimmet St, Chelsea, Massachusetts 2150

Chelsea Village

5 Admirals Way, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

North Suffolk Group Homes, III

128 Cottage St, Chelsea, Massachusetts 2150

Broadway Glen

855 Broadway, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

Burroughs Building

11 School St, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

Melissa Sosnoski Management Inc.

500 W Cummings Park # 6050, Chelsea, Massachusetts 01801

Lawrence Building Apartments

28 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

bed 1-2

Atlas Lofts

88 GERRISH AVENUE, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

bed Studio

Chelsea Square

272 Broadway, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

bed 1-2

Carter Heights

10 Forsyth St, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

bed 1-4

The Neighborhood Developments Homes l

4 Gerrish Ave, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

bed 1-4

Cohen Florence Levine Estates

201 Captains Row, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

Till Building

241 Broadway, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

Janus Highlands Apartments

4 Gerrish Ave, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
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Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
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Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
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Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Chelsea, Massachusetts
$53.54/hour
$38.54 (+257%) more than Massachusetts minimum wage and $46.29 (+639%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Chelsea, 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), Public Housing programs for Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Chelsea, Massachusetts.

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

How many renters live in Chelsea, Massachusetts?

The City of Chelsea has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 68.42 percent of the population living in Chelsea.

What is the rental market like in Chelsea, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated housing units in the Chelsea area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Chelsea, Massachusetts, there are 1.04 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Chelsea?

The rental vacancy rate in Chelsea is 3 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 Chelsea for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chelsea
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,148 2,471 2,495 2,841 617
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chelsea

A large number of apartments in Chelsea have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Chelsea

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $2,212 to $3,765. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $2,212
One BR $2,377
Two BR $2,827
Three BR $3,418
Four BR $3,765
2024 Fair Market Rents in Chelsea, Massachusetts

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Chelsea?

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 585 51 percent
One BR 1,290 52 percent
Two BR 829 33 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Chelsea, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Chelsea?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Chelsea, Massachusetts

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

Income Based Apartments in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Chelsea features 1,368 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 Chelsea, Massachusetts

There are 639 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chelsea.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chelsea, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chelsea, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,544 and $3,110.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.