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

Discover affordable housing in Lowell where there are 55+ 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.

Parkside Village

195 Hildreth Street, Lowell, Massachusetts 01850

bed Studio-2
payment $665-1353/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based

Appleton Mills

219 Jackson Street, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

bed Studio-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Perry Street Apartments

223 Perry Street, Lowell, Massachusetts 1852

bed 3

Lowell Sun

73 Market Street, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

bed 1-2
payment Subsidized

Chestnut Square Apartments

77 Chestnut St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

bed 2-5
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Westminster Village Arms

1349 Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

payment Subsidized

Centennial Island Apartments

576 Lawrence St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

payment Subsidized

The Wentworth

1 Shattuck Street, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

payment Subsidized

Three Gems

738 Merrimack St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

Lowell Residence

111 Fort Hill Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

Townhouse of Lowell

16 Middle St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

payment Subsidized

Rogers Hall

196 Rogers St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

payment Subsidized

Dyouville Elderly

975 Varnum Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Lowell Belvidere Housing

30 Pleasant St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

payment Subsidized

Mazur Park Apartments

227 Fayette St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

payment Subsidized

Market Mill

256 Market St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

payment Subsidized

Majestic Apartments

445 Merrimack St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Lord Manor

321 Pawtucket St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

First Lowell

619 Gorham St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

payment Subsidized

Southwick Block Apartments

78 Prescott St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

payment Subsidized

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Lowell, Massachusetts

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
calendar_today Opened: Feb 1
Open Until Further Notice

Reported On May 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lowell, Massachusetts
$22.78 (+152%) more than Massachusetts minimum wage and $30.53 (+421%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Lowell, 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), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Mainstream Voucher programs for Lowell, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Lowell, Massachusetts.

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

How many renters live in Lowell, Massachusetts?

The City of Lowell has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 51.66 percent of the population living in Lowell.

What is the rental market like in Lowell, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated housing units in the Lowell area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lowell, Massachusetts, there are 1.09 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lowell?

The rental vacancy rate in Lowell is 2 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 Lowell for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lowell
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,883 4,655 9,002 5,551 1,325
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lowell

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

How Much Is Rent in Lowell

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,369 to $2,657. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,369
One BR $1,518
Two BR $1,995
Three BR $2,412
Four BR $2,657
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lowell, Massachusetts

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

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 1,678 89 percent
One BR 3,798 82 percent
Two BR 4,056 45 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lowell, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Lowell?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lowell, Massachusetts

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

Income Based Apartments in Lowell, Massachusetts

Lowell features 3,252 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 Lowell, Massachusetts

There are 2,774 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lowell.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lowell, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lowell, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,796 and $2,195.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.