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Affordable Housing In Norfolk County
Massachusetts

76 Low Income Apartment Communities In Norfolk County

The Moorings at Squantum Gardens

420 E Squantum St
Quincy, Massachusetts
$1,080-1,295
1-2 BR
55+

Wollaston Manor Apartments

91 Clay Street
Quincy, Massachusetts
$1,035-1,321
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Kendrigan Place

10 Winter Street
Quincy, Massachusetts
$1,131-1,400
1-2 BR

Fulton School Residences

235 Pond Street
Weymouth, Massachusetts
$695-1,150
Studio-2 BR

Windsor Woods at Canton

1 Windsor Woods Lane
Canton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Yarmouth Commons

27 Mica Lane
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Village at Brookline

77 Village Way
Brookline, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Bridle Path Apartments

164 Bittersweet Lane
Randolph, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Torrey Woods Apartments

679 Pond Street
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Canton Village

15 Will Dr
Canton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Norfolk County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Norfolk County, Massachusetts

There are 76 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,516 affordable apartments for rent in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Norfolk County features 4,454 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 Norfolk County, Massachusetts

There are 1,875 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Norfolk County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Norfolk County, Massachusetts

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

2021 Norfolk 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
Avon town $1,029 $1,184 $1,560 $1,971 $2,292
Bellingham town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Braintree Town city $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Brookline town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Canton town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Cohasset town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Dedham town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Dover town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Foxborough town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Franklin Town city $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Holbrook town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Medfield town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Medway town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Millis town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Milton town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Needham town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Norfolk town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Norwood town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Plainville town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Quincy city $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Randolph town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Sharon town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Stoughton town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Walpole town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Wellesley town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Westwood town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Weymouth Town city $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168
Wrentham town $1,742 $1,924 $2,336 $2,906 $3,168

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Norfolk County, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 76
Total Low Income Apartments 6,516
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,454
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $88,262 ±$1,348
Median Rent $1,332 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.02% ± 1.51pp
Total Population 687,721

Population and Household Demographics

Norfolk County is a county in Massachusetts with a population of 687,721. There are 259,545 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 31.23% of households in Norfolk County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Norfolk County

The median gross income for households in Norfolk County is $88,262 a year, or $7,355 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,332 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Norfolk County, a household making less than $4,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Norfolk County.

Area Median Income In Norfolk 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 Norfolk County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,200

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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,000 $22,850 $25,700 $28,550 $30,850 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,350 $38,100 $42,850 $47,600 $51,450 $55,250 $59,050 $62,850
80% of Median $53,350 $60,950 $68,550 $76,150 $82,250 $88,350 $94,450 $100,550

Cities In Norfolk County

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City Served By
Avon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avon is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Bellingham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bellingham are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Bellingham Housing Authority.
Braintree The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Braintree are the Braintree Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Braintree Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Braintree Town is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Brookline The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brookline are the Brookline Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Canton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Cohasset The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cohasset is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Dedham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dedham are the Dedham Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Dover The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dover is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Foxboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foxboro is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Foxborough The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foxborough is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Franklin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Franklin are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Franklin Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin Town is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Holbrook The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Holbrook are the Holbrook Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Medfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medfield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Medway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medway is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Millis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Millis are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Millis Housing Authority.
Millis Clicquot The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millis Clicquot is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Millis-Clicquot The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millis-Clicquot is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Milton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Milton are the Milton Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Needham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Needham are the Needham Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Norfolk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norfolk is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Norwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Norwood are the Norwood Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Plainville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plainville is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Quincy The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Quincy are the Quincy Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Randolph The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Randolph is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Sharon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharon is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Stoughton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stoughton are the Stoughton Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Walpole The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Walpole are the Walpole Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Wellesley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wellesley are the Wellesley Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Westwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westwood is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Weymouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Weymouth are the Weymouth Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Weymouth Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weymouth Town is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Wrentham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wrentham is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.