Affordable Housing In Middlesex County
Massachusetts

Waiting List Openings In Middlesex County

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319 Low Income Apartment Communities In Middlesex County

Old High School Commons

433 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

North Common Village

21 Salem St
Lowell, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Stone Gate

65 Silver Leaf Way
Marlborough, Massachusetts
$1,476-1,916
1-3 BR
Minimum Income Requirement

Everett Villa Co-op

66 Main Street
Everett, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Point at Marlborough

21 Austen Way
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Whitman Woods

1 Longfellow Lane
Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
$1,189-1,190
2 BR

Parkside Village

195 Hildreth Street #50
Lowell, Massachusetts
$665-1,353
Studio-2 BR

Redwood Terrace

451 Blackbrook Dr
Lowell, Massachusetts
$1,250-1,425
2-3 BR

Atwood Acres

66 Dudley Road
Townsend, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Parkway Heights

201 Chelsea Street
Everett, Massachusetts
$1,559-2,163
1-2 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Middlesex County, 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 Middlesex County, Massachusetts

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

There are 319 low income housing apartment communities offering 26,781 affordable apartments for rent in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Middlesex County features 18,925 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 Middlesex County, Massachusetts

There are 7,464 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Middlesex County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Middlesex County landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Middlesex County.

2022 Middlesex County, Massachusetts Fair Market Rents

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Acton town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Arlington town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Ashby town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Ashland town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Ayer town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Bedford town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Belmont town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Billerica town $1,237 $1,359 $1,773 $2,192 $2,404
Boxborough town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Burlington town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Cambridge city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Carlisle town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Chelmsford town $1,237 $1,359 $1,773 $2,192 $2,404
Concord town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Dracut town $1,237 $1,359 $1,773 $2,192 $2,404
Dunstable town $1,237 $1,359 $1,773 $2,192 $2,404
Everett city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Groton town $1,237 $1,359 $1,773 $2,192 $2,404
Holliston town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Hopkinton town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Hudson town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Lexington town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Lincoln town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Littleton town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Lowell city $1,237 $1,359 $1,773 $2,192 $2,404
Malden city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Marlborough city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Maynard town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Medford city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Melrose city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Natick town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Newton city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
North Reading town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Pepperell town $1,237 $1,359 $1,773 $2,192 $2,404
Reading town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Sherborn town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Shirley town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Somerville city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Stoneham town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Stow town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Sudbury town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Tewksbury town $1,237 $1,359 $1,773 $2,192 $2,404
Townsend town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Tyngsborough town $1,237 $1,359 $1,773 $2,192 $2,404
Wakefield town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Waltham city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Watertown city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Wayland town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Westford town $1,237 $1,359 $1,773 $2,192 $2,404
Weston town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Wilmington town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Winchester town $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Woburn city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Framingham city $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Middlesex County, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 319
Total Low Income Apartments 26,781
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 18,925
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $85,118 ±$757
Median Rent $1,341 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.18% ± 0.89pp
Total Population 1,556,116

Population and Household Demographics

Middlesex County is a county in Massachusetts with a population of 1,556,116. There are 585,642 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 37.59% of households in Middlesex County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Middlesex County

The median gross income for households in Middlesex County is $85,118 a year, or $7,093 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,341 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Middlesex County, a household making less than $4,470 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Middlesex County.

Area Median Income In Middlesex County

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.

In Middlesex County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $120,800

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 Middlesex County

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 Middlesex County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Middlesex County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,200 $32,200 $36,250 $40,250 $43,500 $46,700 $49,950 $53,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Middlesex County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,000 $53,700 $60,400 $67,100 $72,500 $77,850 $83,250 $88,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Middlesex County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$70,750 $80,850 $90,950 $101,050 $109,150 $117,250 $125,350 $133,400

Cities In Middlesex County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Acton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Acton are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Acton Housing Authority.
Arlington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arlington are the Arlington Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Ashby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashby is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Ashland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashland is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Ayer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ayer is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Bedford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bedford is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Belmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Belmont are the Belmont Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Billerica The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Billerica are the Billerica Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Boxborough The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boxborough is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Burlington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Burlington are the Burlington Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Cambridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cambridge are the Cambridge Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Carlisle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carlisle is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Chelmsford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chelmsford are the Chelmsford Housing Authority, American Training By Chelmsford Housing, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Cochituate The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cochituate is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Concord The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Concord are the Concord Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Devens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Devens is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Dracut The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dracut are the Dracut Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Dunstable The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunstable is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
East Pepperell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Pepperell is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Everett The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Everett are the Everett Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Framingham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Framingham are the Framingham Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Groton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Groton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Holliston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Holliston are the Holliston Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Hopkinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hopkinton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Hudson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hudson are the Hudson Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Lexington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lexington are the Lexington Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Lincoln The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincoln is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Littleton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Littleton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Littleton Common The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Littleton Common is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Lowell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lowell are the Lowell Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Malden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Malden are the Malden Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Marlborough The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marlborough are the Marlborough Community Development Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Maynard The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maynard are the Maynard Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Medford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Medford are the Medford Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Melrose The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Melrose are the Melrose Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Natick The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Natick are the Natick Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Newton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newton are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Newton Housing Authority.
North Reading The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Reading are the North Reading Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Pepperell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pepperell is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Pinehurst The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pinehurst is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Reading The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Reading are the Reading Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Sherborn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherborn is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Shirley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shirley is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Somerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Somerville are the Somerville Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Stoneham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stoneham is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Stow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stow is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Sudbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sudbury is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Tewksbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tewksbury are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Tewksbury Housing Authority.
Townsend The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Townsend is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Tyngsborough The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tyngsborough is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Wakefield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wakefield are the Wakefield Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Waltham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waltham are the Waltham Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Watertown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Watertown are the Watertown Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Watertown Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watertown Town is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Wayland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wayland are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Wayland Housing Authority.
West Concord The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Concord is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Westford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westford is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Weston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weston is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Wilmington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wilmington are the Wilmington Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Winchester The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Winchester are the Winchester Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Woburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woburn are the Woburn Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.