. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Greenfield, Massachusetts - Affordable Housing Online

The Weldon

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

Leyden Woods

24 Leyden Woods Ln
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted

Hastings Street

62 Hastings St
Greenfield, Massachusetts
S. 811 Supportive

Greenfield Gardens

2 Riverside Dr
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Arbors at Greenfield

15 Meridian St
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted


132 Main St
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted

Berkshire Apartments

91 Green St
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Central House

8 Miles St
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted

Chapman Court

4 Chapman St
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
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There are 378 low-income apartments in Greenfield that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 311 low-income homes in Greenfield where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $396 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on June 2nd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Greenfield, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Greenfield Housing 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)
Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Greenfield.

Greenfield, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Greenfield features 311 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 Greenfield, Massachusetts

There are 378 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Greenfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Greenfield, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Greenfield, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,152 and $1,408.

2023 Greenfield, 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
Greenfield, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $856 $988 $1,280 $1,586 $1,831
Greenfield, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $770 to $942 $889 to $1,087 $1,152 to $1,408 $1,427 to $1,745 $1,648 to $2,014

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Greenfield, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 689
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 311
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.14%
Average Renter Household Size 1.91
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $49,612 ±$2,562
Median Rent $831 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.04% ± 6.97pp
Total Population 17,514

Population and Household Demographics

Greenfield is a city in Franklin County, Massachusetts with a population of 17,514. There are 7,731 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 43.14% of households in Greenfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Greenfield

The median gross income for households in Greenfield is $49,612 a year, or $4,134 a month. The median rent for the city is $831 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greenfield, a household making less than $2,770 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Greenfield.

Area Median Income In Greenfield

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 Greenfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Greenfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,600

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 Greenfield

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 Greenfield

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Greenfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,950 $23,950 $26,950 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Greenfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,900 $39,850 $44,850 $49,800 $53,800 $57,800 $61,800 $65,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Greenfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,800 $63,800 $71,750 $79,700 $86,100 $92,500 $98,850 $105,250