Affordable Housing In Dukes County
10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dukes County
Housing Authorities that serve Dukes County
|Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Dukes County, Massachusetts
There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 419 affordable apartments for rent in Dukes County, Massachusetts.
Income Based Apartments in Dukes County, Massachusetts
Dukes County features 287 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 Dukes County, Massachusetts
There are 132 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dukes County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Dukes County, Massachusetts
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dukes County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Dukes County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Dukes County, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||10|
|Total Low Income Apartments||419|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||287|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||20.06%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.36|
|Average Household Size||2.79|
|Median Household Income||$64,222 ±$8,996|
|Median Rent||$1,428 ±$209|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||40.83% ± 8.8pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Dukes County is a County in Massachusetts with a population of 17,048. There are 6,007 households in the county with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 20.06% of households in Dukes County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Dukes County
The median gross income for households in Dukes County is $64,222 a year, or $5,352 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,428 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dukes County, a household making less than $4,760 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Dukes County.1
Area Median Income In Dukes 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 Dukes County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,300
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 Dukes 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 Dukes County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$20,650||$23,600||$26,550||$29,500||$31,900||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$34,450||$39,350||$44,250||$49,150||$53,100||$57,050||$60,950||$64,900|
|80% of Median||$54,350||$62,100||$69,850||$77,600||$83,850||$90,050||$96,250||$102,450|
Cities In Dukes County
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|Vineyard Haven||8||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vineyard Haven is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.|
|Edgartown||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgartown is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.|
|Oak Bluffs||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Bluffs is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.|
|Chilmark||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chilmark is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.|
|Gosnold||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gosnold is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.|
|Tisbury||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tisbury is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.|
|West Tisbury||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Tisbury is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.|
|Aquinnah||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aquinnah is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.|