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

Groton Commons

74 Willowdale Rd
Groton, Massachusetts
S. 202
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Winthrop Place Dementian Guschov

375 Main St
Groton, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Residences at Sandy Pond

34 Sandy Pond Rd
Groton, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
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There are 9 low-income apartments in Groton that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 130 low-income homes in Groton where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Groton, 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
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Groton.

Groton, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Groton, Massachusetts

Groton features 130 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 Groton, Massachusetts

There are 9 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Groton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Groton, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Groton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Groton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Groton, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,372 and $2,899.

2023 Groton, 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
Groton, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Groton, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,823 to $2,228 $1,978 to $2,418 $2,372 to $2,899 $2,886 to $3,528 $3,186 to $3,894

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Groton, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 139
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 130
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.46%
Average Renter Household Size 1.68
Average Household Size 1.92
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $823 ±$396
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.29% ± 23.27pp
Total Population 1,081

Population and Household Demographics

Groton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts with a population of 1,081. There are 529 households in the city with an average household size of 1.92 persons. 33.46% of households in Groton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Groton

The median gross income for households in Groton is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $823 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Groton, a household making less than $2,743 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Groton.

Area Median Income In Groton

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 Groton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Middlesex County.

In Groton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $149,300

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 Groton

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 Groton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Groton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$31,150 $35,600 $40,050 $44,500 $48,100 $51,650 $55,200 $58,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Groton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$51,950 $59,400 $66,800 $74,200 $80,150 $86,100 $92,050 $97,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Groton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$82,950 $94,800 $106,650 $118,450 $127,950 $137,450 $146,900 $156,400