Affordable Housing In Marshfield
Plymouth County, Massachusetts

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marshfield

Prence Grant

40 Parsonage Street
Marshfield, Massachusetts
Elderly Supportive Housing

Marshfield Group Home

1254 Main St
Marshfield, Massachusetts
Disabled Supportive Housing

Winslow Village II

1554 Ocean St
Marshfield, Massachusetts
Elderly Supportive Housing

Winslow Village

1520 Ocean St
Marshfield, Massachusetts
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Housing Authorities that serve Marshfield

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marshfield, Massachusetts

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 191 affordable apartments for rent in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Marshfield, Massachusetts

Marshfield features 191 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 Marshfield, Massachusetts

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Marshfield, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Marshfield, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,375 and $1,681.

2020 Marshfield, 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
Fair Market Rent $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Payment Standard Range $958 to $1,170 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,375 to $1,681 $1,726 to $2,110 $2,016 to $2,464

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Marshfield, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 191
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 191
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.41%
Average Renter Household Size 1.70
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $73,036 ±$9,837
Median Rent $914 ±$137
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.42% ± 12.72pp
Total Population 4,362

Population and Household Demographics

Marshfield is a City in Plymouth County, Massachusetts with a population of 4,362. There are 1,770 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 31.41% of households in Marshfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marshfield

The median gross income for households in Marshfield is $73,036 a year, or $6,086 a month. The median rent for the city is $914 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marshfield, a household making less than $3,047 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Marshfield.1

Area Median Income In Marshfield

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

In Marshfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $93,400

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 Marshfield

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 Marshfield

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,450 $22,200 $25,000 $27,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $32,400 $37,000 $41,650 $46,250 $49,950 $53,650 $57,350 $61,050
80% of Median $51,800 $59,200 $66,600 $74,000 $79,950 $85,850 $91,800 $97,700