. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Easthampton, Massachusetts - Affordable Housing Online

Treehouse at Easthampton Meadows

1 Treehouse Circle
Easthampton, Massachusetts
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Orchard View

108 Everett St
Easthampton, Massachusetts
S. 202
S. 223
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Studio-1 BR

College Highway Apartments

391 Main St
Easthampton, Massachusetts
S. 202
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There are 60 low-income apartments in Easthampton that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 80 low-income homes in Easthampton where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $409 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 3rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Easthampton, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Easthampton.

Easthampton, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Easthampton, Massachusetts

Easthampton features 80 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 Easthampton, Massachusetts

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Easthampton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Easthampton, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Easthampton landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Easthampton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Easthampton, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,101 and $1,345.

2023 Easthampton, 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
Easthampton, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $818 $987 $1,223 $1,497 $1,799
Easthampton, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $736 to $900 $888 to $1,086 $1,101 to $1,345 $1,347 to $1,647 $1,619 to $1,979

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Easthampton, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 140
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.87%
Average Renter Household Size 1.92
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $56,527 ±$3,147
Median Rent $884 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.95% ± 7.19pp
Total Population 16,060

Population and Household Demographics

Easthampton is a city in Hampshire County, Massachusetts with a population of 16,060. There are 7,322 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 42.87% of households in Easthampton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Easthampton

The median gross income for households in Easthampton is $56,527 a year, or $4,711 a month. The median rent for the city is $884 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Easthampton, a household making less than $2,947 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Easthampton.

Area Median Income In Easthampton

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 Easthampton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hampshire County.

In Easthampton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $93,700

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 Easthampton

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 Easthampton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Easthampton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,950 $23,950 $26,950 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Easthampton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,900 $39,850 $44,850 $49,800 $53,800 $57,800 $61,800 $65,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Easthampton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,800 $63,800 $71,750 $79,700 $86,100 $92,500 $98,850 $105,250