Affordable Housing In Fitchburg
Waiting List Openings In Fitchburg
16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fitchburg
Housing Authorities that serve Fitchburg
|Fitchburg 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 Fitchburg, Massachusetts
There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 913 affordable apartments for rent in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Income Based Apartments in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Fitchburg features 824 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 Fitchburg, Massachusetts
There are 3 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fitchburg.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fitchburg landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Fitchburg.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fitchburg, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $963 and $1,177.
2021 Fitchburg, 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|
|Fitchburg, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent||$807||$812||$1,070||$1,346||$1,569|
|Fitchburg, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range||$726 to $888||$731 to $893||$963 to $1,177||$1,211 to $1,481||$1,412 to $1,726|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Fitchburg, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||16|
|Total Low Income Apartments||913|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||824|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||45.74%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.46|
|Average Household Size||2.58|
|Median Household Income||$48,724 ±$3,864|
|Median Rent||$857 ±$25|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||50.23% ± 4.91pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Fitchburg is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts with a population of 40,462. There are 14,842 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 45.74% of households in Fitchburg are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Fitchburg
The median gross income for households in Fitchburg is $48,724 a year, or $4,060 a month. The median rent for the city is $857 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fitchburg, a household making less than $2,857 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Fitchburg.
Area Median Income In Fitchburg
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 Fitchburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Worcester County.
In Fitchburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,700
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 Fitchburg
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 Fitchburg
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fitchburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fitchburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fitchburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.