Affordable Housing In Hampshire County
Massachusetts

Waiting List Openings In Hampshire County

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How to Apply for the Waiting List.

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hampshire County

St Michaels House

71 State Street
Northampton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Sergeant House

82 Bridge St
Northampton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Orchard View

108 Everett St
Easthampton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Treehouse at Easthampton Meadows

1 Treehouse Circle
Easthampton, Massachusetts
55+

North Square Apartments at The Mill District

74 Cowls Road
Amherst, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior
Market Rate

Nash Hill Place

7 Nash Hill Place
Williamsburg, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1 BR

Hampton Court

20 Hampton Avenue
Northampton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Meadowbrook Apartments

491 Bridge Rd
Northampton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Cottage Square

15 Cottage Street
Northampton, Massachusetts
Income Based
1-3 BR
Market Rate
Subsidized

Christopher Heights of Belchertown

99 Front Street
Belchertown, Massachusetts
62+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hampshire County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hampshire County, Massachusetts

There are 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,111 affordable apartments for rent in Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Hampshire County features 1,231 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 Hampshire County, Massachusetts

There are 793 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hampshire County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hampshire County, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hampshire County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hampshire County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hampshire County, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $985 and $1,203.

2022 Hampshire 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
Hampshire County, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $727 $874 $1,094 $1,353 $1,623
Hampshire County, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $654 to $800 $787 to $961 $985 to $1,203 $1,218 to $1,488 $1,461 to $1,785

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hampshire County, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 2,111
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,231
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $61,368 ±$1,419
Median Rent $965 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.87% ± 2.85pp
Total Population 160,759

Population and Household Demographics

Hampshire County is a county in Massachusetts with a population of 160,759. There are 58,631 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 34.16% of households in Hampshire County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hampshire County

The median gross income for households in Hampshire County is $61,368 a year, or $5,114 a month. The median rent for the county is $965 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hampshire County, a household making less than $3,217 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Hampshire County.

Area Median Income In Hampshire 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 Hampshire County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,700

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 Hampshire 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 Hampshire County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hampshire County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,700 $20,200 $22,750 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hampshire County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,450 $33,650 $37,850 $42,050 $45,450 $48,800 $52,150 $55,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hampshire County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,150 $53,850 $60,600 $67,300 $72,700 $78,100 $83,500 $88,850

Cities In Hampshire County

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City Served By
Amherst The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Amherst are the Amherst Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Amherst Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amherst Center is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Belchertown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belchertown is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Chesterfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chesterfield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Cummington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cummington is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Easthampton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Easthampton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Easthampton Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Easthampton Town is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Goshen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goshen is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Granby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Granby is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Hadley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hadley is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Hatfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hatfield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Huntington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Middlefield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middlefield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
North Amherst The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Amherst is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Northampton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Northampton are the Northampton Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Pelham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pelham is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Plainfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plainfield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
South Amherst The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Amherst is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
South Hadley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Hadley is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Southampton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southampton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Ware The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ware are the Ware Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Westhampton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westhampton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Williamsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williamsburg is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Worthington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Worthington is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.