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Affordable Housing In Greenfield
Franklin County, Massachusetts

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greenfield

The Weldon

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

Leyden Woods

24 Leyden Woods Ln
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Accepts Vouchers

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
Accepts Vouchers

Arbors at Greenfield

15 Meridian St
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Accepts Vouchers

Central House

8 Miles St
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Accepts Vouchers

Chapman Court

4 Chapman St
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Greenfield

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Greenfield, Massachusetts

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 689 affordable apartments for rent in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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 $986 and $1,205.

2020 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
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.

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 $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 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

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