Affordable Housing In Hampshire County
Massachusetts

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hampshire County

St Michaels House

71 State Street
Northampton, Massachusetts
Income Based
3 BR
Subsidized

North Square Apartments at The Mill District

74 Cowls Rd
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
Accepts Vouchers

Hampton Court

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

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+

Clark House

22 Lessey St
Amherst, Massachusetts
Subsidized

Southampton Housing for Elderly

128 College Hwy
Southampton, Massachusetts
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mountain View Apartments CO Hap Inc

21 Campus Plaza Rd
Hadley, Massachusetts
Subsidized

College Highway Apartments

391 Main St
Easthampton, Massachusetts
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Hampshire County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Hampshire County

Housing Authority Programs
Northampton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Amherst Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Ware Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hampshire County, Massachusetts

There are 32 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,734 affordable apartments for rent in Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Hampshire County features 931 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 726 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.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hampshire County, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 1,734
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 931
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.1

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 $76,000

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,650 $21,300 $23,950 $26,600 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,050 $35,500 $39,950 $44,350 $47,900 $51,450 $55,000 $58,550
80% of Median $49,700 $56,800 $63,900 $70,950 $76,650 $82,350 $88,000 $93,700

Cities In Hampshire County

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City Listings Served By
Easthampton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Easthampton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Northampton 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Northampton are the Northampton Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
South Hadley 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Hadley is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Ware 3 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.
Worthington 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Worthington is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Hadley 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hadley is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Southampton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southampton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Williamsburg 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williamsburg is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Belchertown 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belchertown is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Amherst 8 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.
Chesterfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chesterfield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Cummington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cummington is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Goshen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goshen is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Granby 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Granby is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Hatfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hatfield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Huntington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Middlefield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middlefield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Pelham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pelham is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Plainfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plainfield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Westhampton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westhampton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Amherst Center 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amherst Center is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Easthampton Town 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Easthampton Town is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
North Amherst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Amherst is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
South Amherst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Amherst is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.