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Affordable Housing In Newton
Middlesex County, Massachusetts

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newton

Coleman House

677 Winchester St
Newton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Golda Meir House

160 Stanton Ave
Newton, Massachusetts
62+

Nonantum Village Place

245 Watertown St
Newton, Massachusetts
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

California Street

538 California St
Newton, Massachusetts
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Alternative Home

33 Nonantum Pl
Newton, Massachusetts
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

541 Grove St

541 Grove St
Newton, Massachusetts
Subsidized

Sumner St Housing for the Elderly

195 Sumner St
Newton, Massachusetts
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Peirce House

88 Chestnut St
Newton, Massachusetts
Subsidized

New Falls Apartments

2281 Washington St
Newton, Massachusetts
Subsidized

Cabot Park Village

22 Munroe St
Newton, Massachusetts

Housing Authorities that serve Newton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newton, Massachusetts

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 868 affordable apartments for rent in Newton, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Newton, Massachusetts

Newton features 618 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 Newton, Massachusetts

There are 250 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newton, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Newton landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Newton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newton, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,080 and $2,542.

2020 Newton, 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 $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Payment Standard Range $1,544 to $1,887 $1,710 to $2,090 $2,080 to $2,542 $2,592 to $3,168 $2,818 to $3,444

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Newton, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 868
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 618
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $122,080 ±$4,102
Median Rent $1,703 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.67% ± 3.82pp
Total Population 87,675

Population and Household Demographics

Newton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts with a population of 87,675. There are 31,077 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 30.51% of households in Newton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newton

The median gross income for households in Newton is $122,080 a year, or $10,173 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,703 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Newton, a household making less than $5,677 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Newton.

Area Median Income In Newton

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 Newton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Middlesex County.

In Newton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $119,000

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 Newton

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 Newton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,850 $30,700 $34,550 $38,350 $41,450 $44,500 $47,600 $50,650
50% of Median $44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $63,950 $69,100 $74,200 $79,300 $84,450
80% of Median $67,400 $77,000 $86,650 $96,250 $103,950 $111,650 $119,350 $127,050