Affordable Housing In Fall River
Bristol County, Massachusetts

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fall River

Knitting Mill Apartments

69 Alden St
Fall River, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Curtain Lofts

420 Quequechan St.
Fall River, Massachusetts
$792-1,295
1-2 BR
55+
Market Rate

St Mathieus Apartments

221 Wellington St
Fall River, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Heritage Heights

100 Green St
Fall River, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Family & Senior

Ship's Watch Apartments

4001 N Main St
Fall River, Massachusetts

Sunset Hill

151 Sunset Hl
Fall River, Massachusetts
Family & Senior

Fr. Diaferio Village

220 Johnson St
Fall River, Massachusetts
Family & Senior

Holmes Apartments

34 Whipple St
Fall River, Massachusetts
55+
62+

Mitchell Heights

2100 S Main St
Fall River, Massachusetts
Accessible
62+
Veterans Welcome

Cardinal Medeiros Towers

1197 Robeson St
Fall River, Massachusetts
62+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fall River, 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 Fall River, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
Fall River Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fall River, Massachusetts

There are 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,840 affordable apartments for rent in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River features 3,281 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 Fall River, Massachusetts

There are 559 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fall River.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fall River, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fall River, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,111 and $1,357.

2022 Fall River, 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
Fall River, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868
Fall River, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $822 to $1,004 $923 to $1,129 $1,111 to $1,357 $1,373 to $1,678 $1,681 to $2,055

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fall River, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 3,840
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,281
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 65.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $35,213 ±$1,365
Median Rent $729 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.26% ± 2.71pp
Total Population 88,727

Population and Household Demographics

Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts with a population of 88,727. There are 38,765 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 65.07% of households in Fall River are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fall River

The median gross income for households in Fall River is $35,213 a year, or $2,934 a month. The median rent for the city is $729 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fall River, a household making less than $2,430 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Fall River.

Area Median Income In Fall River

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 Fall River, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bristol County.

In Fall River, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,300

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 Fall River

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 Fall River

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fall River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fall River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fall River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,750 $60,250 $67,800 $75,300 $81,350 $87,350 $93,400 $99,400