Affordable Housing In Fitchburg
Worcester County, Massachusetts

Waiting List Openings In Fitchburg

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16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fitchburg

Hotel Raymond Apartments

35 Day St
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Anwelt Heritage Apartments

1 Oak Hill Road
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Income Based
1-2 BR

Josephs House

279 Daniels St
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Income Based
1-3 BR

Fitchburg Place

16 Prichard Street
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Studio-2 BR

Yarn Works

1428 Main St
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Meadowbrook Village

115A Crestview Ln
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Summer St

30 Summer St
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Blossom Court

37 Blossom St
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Plymouth Street

105 Plymouth Street
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Prichard Street

50-62 Prichard Street
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Housing Authorities that serve Fitchburg

Housing Authority Programs
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 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
Total Population 40,462

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.
$18,850 $21,550 $24,250 $26,900 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$31,400 $35,850 $40,350 $44,800 $48,400 $52,000 $55,600 $59,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fitchburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,200 $57,400 $64,550 $71,700 $77,450 $83,200 $88,950 $94,650