Affordable Housing In Hanson
Plymouth County, Massachusetts

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hanson

Hanson Group Home

53 W Washington St
Hanson, Massachusetts
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

93 - Hanson

533 Main St
Hanson, Massachusetts
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hanson, 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 Hanson, Massachusetts

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hanson, Massachusetts

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 14 affordable apartments for rent in Hanson, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Hanson, Massachusetts

Hanson features 14 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 Hanson, Massachusetts

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hanson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hanson, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hanson, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,677 and $2,049.

2023 Hanson, 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
Hanson, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Hanson, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,121 to $1,371 $1,274 to $1,557 $1,677 to $2,049 $2,138 to $2,613 $2,437 to $2,979

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hanson, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 14
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 6%
Average Renter Household Size 2.78
Average Household Size 2.95
Median Household Income $87,813 ±$18,086
Median Rent $1,357 ±$1,297
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 100% ± 35.25pp
Total Population 1,772

Population and Household Demographics

Hanson is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts with a population of 1,772. There are 600 households in the city with an average household size of 2.95 persons. 6% of households in Hanson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hanson

The median gross income for households in Hanson is $87,813 a year, or $7,318 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,357 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hanson, a household making less than $4,523 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 100% of households who rent are overburdened in Hanson.

Area Median Income In Hanson

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 Hanson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Plymouth County.

In Hanson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,400

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 Hanson

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 Hanson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hanson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hanson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hanson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,550 $71,500 $80,450 $89,350 $96,500 $103,650 $110,800 $117,950