Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Kingston, MA

Discover affordable housing in Kingston where there are 4+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Silver Lake Homes

14 Chipman Way, Kingston, Massachusetts 02364

Kingston Group Home

23 Evergreen St, Kingston, Massachusetts 02364

Kingston Pines

21 ANDERSON AVENUE, Kingston, Massachusetts 02364


35 Creighton St, Kingston, Massachusetts 02130

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Kingston, Massachusetts
$38.54 (+257%) more than Massachusetts minimum wage and $46.29 (+639%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Kingston, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Kingston, Massachusetts.

Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Kingston.

How many renters live in Kingston, Massachusetts?

The City of Kingston has 6,090 people living in 2,504 households.

There are 523 renters living in 363 renter households in this City. Renters make up 8.59 percent of the population living in Kingston.

What is the rental market like in Kingston, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated 2,618 housing units in the Kingston area. Of these, 363 units are rental homes, making up 14 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Kingston, Massachusetts, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Kingston?

The rental vacancy rate in Kingston is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Kingston for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kingston
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
15 181 156 11 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kingston

A large number of apartments in Kingston have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Kingston are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 40 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 22 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Kingston

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,393 to $2,778. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,393
One BR $1,488
Two BR $1,955
Three BR $2,479
Four BR $2,778
2024 Fair Market Rents in Kingston, Massachusetts

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Kingston?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 15 100 percent
One BR 84 46 percent
Two BR 83 53 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Kingston, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Kingston?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Kingston, Massachusetts including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 8
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 20
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Kingston, Massachusetts

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Kingston, Massachusetts

Kingston features 78 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 Kingston, Massachusetts

There are 29 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kingston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kingston, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kingston landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Kingston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kingston, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,544 and $3,110.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.