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

Landmark House

144 Orange St
Nantucket, Massachusetts
S. 202

Miacomet Village

Norquarta Dr
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Nantucket that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 46 low-income homes in Nantucket where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Nantucket, 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 Nantucket.

Nantucket, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket features 46 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 Nantucket, Massachusetts

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Nantucket, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Nantucket, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,356 and $2,880.

2023 Nantucket, 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
Nantucket, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,750 $2,009 $2,618 $3,219 $3,580
Nantucket, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,575 to $1,925 $1,808 to $2,210 $2,356 to $2,880 $2,897 to $3,541 $3,222 to $3,938

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Nantucket, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 46
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 46
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $83,167 ±$9,524
Median Rent $1,546 ±$415
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.49% ± 12.47pp
Total Population 7,475

Population and Household Demographics

Nantucket is a city in Nantucket County, Massachusetts with a population of 7,475. There are 2,758 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 35.21% of households in Nantucket are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Nantucket

The median gross income for households in Nantucket is $83,167 a year, or $6,931 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,546 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Nantucket, a household making less than $5,153 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Nantucket.

Area Median Income In Nantucket

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 Nantucket, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nantucket County.

In Nantucket, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $136,300

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 Nantucket

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 Nantucket

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Nantucket AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$30,500 $34,850 $39,200 $43,550 $47,050 $50,550 $54,050 $57,500
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Nantucket AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$50,800 $58,050 $65,300 $72,550 $78,400 $84,200 $90,000 $95,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Nantucket AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$69,800 $79,800 $89,750 $99,700 $107,700 $115,700 $123,650 $131,650