Affordable Housing In Dukes County
Massachusetts

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10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dukes County

Woodside Village

60A Village Rd
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woodside Village VI

40 Village Rd
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woodside Village II

60B Village Rd
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hillside Village II

449 Edgartown Rd
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Margaret C Love House

159 Main St
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Greenough Housing Project

167 Main St
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Pennywise Path Lp, Dba Morgan Woods

7 Morgan Way
Edgartown, Massachusetts

Hillside Village

421 Edgartown Rd
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Subsidized

Greenough Housing Project, Inc

262 Main St
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Pennywise Path

2 White Oak Cir
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dukes County, 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 Dukes County, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dukes County, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,992 and $2,434.

2022 Dukes County, 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
Dukes County, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,824 $1,942 $2,213 $2,736 $3,186
Dukes County, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,642 to $2,006 $1,748 to $2,136 $1,992 to $2,434 $2,462 to $3,010 $2,867 to $3,505

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
Total Population 17,048

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.

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 $104,700

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dukes County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $33,000 $35,650 $38,300 $40,950 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dukes County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$38,500 $44,000 $49,500 $55,000 $59,400 $63,800 $68,200 $72,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dukes County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,200 $67,650 $76,100 $84,550 $91,350 $98,100 $104,850 $111,650

Cities In Dukes County

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City Served By
Aquinnah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aquinnah is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Chilmark The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chilmark is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Edgartown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgartown is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Gosnold The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gosnold is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Oak Bluffs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Bluffs is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Tisbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tisbury is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Vineyard Haven The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vineyard Haven is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
West Tisbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Tisbury is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.