. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Merrimac, Massachusetts - Affordable Housing Online

Carriage Square

38 W. Main St.
Merrimac, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural
Call For Rent
1 BR

Bridgewell Merrimac Residence

40 Church St
Merrimac, Massachusetts
S. 811 Supportive

Merrimac Residence

13 Locust St
Merrimac, Massachusetts
S. 811 Supportive
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There are 24 low-income apartments in Merrimac that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 10 low-income homes in Merrimac where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 10th, 2020. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Merrimac, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Merrimac.

Merrimac, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Merrimac, Massachusetts

Merrimac features 10 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 Merrimac, Massachusetts

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Merrimac.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Merrimac, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Merrimac, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,598 and $1,954.

2023 Merrimac, 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
Merrimac, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,188 $1,377 $1,776 $2,162 $2,386
Merrimac, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,069 to $1,307 $1,239 to $1,515 $1,598 to $1,954 $1,946 to $2,378 $2,147 to $2,625

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Merrimac, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 34
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Merrimac is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Merrimac are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Merrimac

The median gross income for households in Merrimac is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Merrimac

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 Merrimac, the AMI is calculated from all households within Essex County.

In Merrimac, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $149,300

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 Merrimac

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 Merrimac

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Merrimac AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$31,150 $35,600 $40,050 $44,500 $48,100 $51,650 $55,200 $58,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Merrimac AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$51,950 $59,400 $66,800 $74,200 $80,150 $86,100 $92,050 $97,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Merrimac AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$82,950 $94,800 $106,650 $118,450 $127,950 $137,450 $146,900 $156,400