Affordable Housing In Falmouth
Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Waiting List Openings In Falmouth

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Falmouth

Little Pond Place

41 Spring Bars Rd
Falmouth, Massachusetts
1 BR

Gosnold Grove

364 East Falmouth Hwy
Falmouth, Massachusetts


587 Gifford St
Falmouth, Massachusetts

Cape Cod United Church

62 Locust St
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Elderly Supportive Housing


510 Main St
Falmouth, Massachusetts

Edgerton Drive

Edgerton Dr
Falmouth, Massachusetts

704 Main Street

704 Main St
Falmouth, Massachusetts

Rose Morin

58 Rose Morin Ln
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Falmouth, 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 Falmouth, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
Barnstable Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Falmouth Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Mainstream Voucher
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)
Bourne Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Falmouth, Massachusetts

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 314 affordable apartments for rent in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Falmouth, Massachusetts

Falmouth features 176 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 Falmouth, Massachusetts

There are 100 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Falmouth.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Falmouth, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Falmouth landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Falmouth.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Falmouth, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,691 and $2,067.

2022 Falmouth, 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
Falmouth, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,248 $1,428 $1,879 $2,323 $2,548
Falmouth, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,123 to $1,373 $1,285 to $1,571 $1,691 to $2,067 $2,091 to $2,555 $2,293 to $2,803

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Falmouth, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 314
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 176
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.89%
Average Renter Household Size 1.45
Average Household Size 1.66
Median Household Income $39,391 ±$10,489
Median Rent $893 ±$184
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.45% ± 11.01pp
Total Population 3,487

Population and Household Demographics

Falmouth is a city in Barnstable County, Massachusetts with a population of 3,487. There are 1,971 households in the city with an average household size of 1.66 persons. 50.89% of households in Falmouth are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Falmouth

The median gross income for households in Falmouth is $39,391 a year, or $3,283 a month. The median rent for the city is $893 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Falmouth, a household making less than $2,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Falmouth.

Area Median Income In Falmouth

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 Falmouth, the AMI is calculated from all households within Barnstable County.

In Falmouth, 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 Falmouth

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 Falmouth

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Falmouth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,450 $23,350 $26,250 $29,150 $31,500 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Falmouth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,050 $38,900 $43,750 $48,600 $52,500 $56,400 $60,300 $64,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Falmouth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,450 $62,200 $70,000 $77,750 $84,000 $90,200 $96,450 $102,650