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

Discover affordable housing in Chester where there are 1+ 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.

Chester Commons

School St, Chester, Massachusetts 01011

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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Chester, 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.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
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.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
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Reported On May 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Chester, Massachusetts
$26.04/hour
$11.04 (+74%) more than Massachusetts minimum wage and $18.79 (+259%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Chester, 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 Chester, Massachusetts.

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

How many renters live in Chester, Massachusetts?

The City of Chester has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 38.11 percent of the population living in Chester.

What is the rental market like in Chester, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated housing units in the Chester area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Chester, Massachusetts, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Chester?

The rental vacancy rate in Chester is 0 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 Chester for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chester
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 23 3 65 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chester

A large number of apartments in Chester 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 Chester

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $934 to $1,954. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $934
One BR $1,115
Two BR $1,375
Three BR $1,669
Four BR $1,954
2024 Fair Market Rents in Chester, Massachusetts

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

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
One BR 17 74 percent
Two BR 3 100 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Chester, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Chester?

Income Based Apartments in Chester, Massachusetts

Chester features 0 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 Chester, Massachusetts

There are 15 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chester.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chester, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chester landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Chester.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chester, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,238 and $1,513.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.