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Affordable Housing In Franklin County
Massachusetts

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Franklin County

King James Court

383 E River St
Orange, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

The Weldon

54 High Street
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Power Town Apartments

152 Ave A
Turners Falls, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Leyden Woods

24 Leyden Woods Ln
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Hastings Street

62 Hastings St
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Greenfield Gardens

2 Riverside Dr
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Subsidized

Berkshire Apartments

91 Green St
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Winslow

132 Main St
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Franklin Street

2 Franklin St
Buckland, Massachusetts

Orange Square

14 E Orange St
Orange, Massachusetts

Housing Authorities that serve Franklin County

Housing Authority Programs
Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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 Franklin County, Massachusetts

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,063 affordable apartments for rent in Franklin County, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Franklin County, Massachusetts

Franklin County features 537 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 Franklin County, Massachusetts

There are 525 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Franklin County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Franklin County, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Franklin County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Franklin County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Franklin County, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $986 and $1,205.

2020 Franklin County, 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
Fair Market Rent $842 $859 $1,095 $1,467 $1,577
Payment Standard Range $758 to $926 $773 to $945 $986 to $1,205 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,419 to $1,735

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Franklin County, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 1,063
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 537
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $55,221 ±$1,954
Median Rent $851 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.41% ± 3.75pp
Total Population 71,144

Population and Household Demographics

Franklin County is a county in Massachusetts with a population of 71,144. There are 30,202 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 31.02% of households in Franklin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Franklin County

The median gross income for households in Franklin County is $55,221 a year, or $4,602 a month. The median rent for the county is $851 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Franklin County, a household making less than $2,837 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Franklin County.

Area Median Income In Franklin County

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.

In Franklin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 Franklin County

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 Franklin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400
80% of Median $47,850 $54,650 $61,500 $68,300 $73,800 $79,250 $84,700 $90,200

Cities In Franklin County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Ashfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ashfield are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Bernardston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bernardston are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Buckland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Buckland are the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Charlemont The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Charlemont are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Colrain The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Colrain are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Conway The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Conway are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Deerfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Deerfield are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Erving The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Erving are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Gill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gill are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Greenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greenfield are the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Greenfield Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Greenfield Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greenfield Town are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hawley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hawley are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Heath The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Heath are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Leverett The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leverett are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Leyden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leyden are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Millers Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Millers Falls are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Monroe The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monroe are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Montague The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Montague are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
New Salem The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Salem are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Northfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Northfield are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Orange The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Orange are the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Rowe The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rowe are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Shelburne The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shelburne are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Shelburne Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shelburne Falls are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Shutesbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shutesbury are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
South Deerfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Deerfield are the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Sunderland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunderland are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Turners Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Turners Falls are the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Warwick The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Warwick are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Wendell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wendell are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Whately The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Whately are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority.