Affordable Housing In North Scituate
Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in North Scituate, 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 North Scituate, 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 North Scituate, Massachusetts

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in North Scituate, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in North Scituate, Massachusetts

North Scituate features 0 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 North Scituate, Massachusetts

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in North Scituate, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in North Scituate, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,677 and $2,049.

2023 North Scituate, 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
North Scituate, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
North Scituate, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,121 to $1,371 $1,274 to $1,557 $1,677 to $2,049 $2,138 to $2,613 $2,437 to $2,979

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

North Scituate, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.19%
Average Renter Household Size 1.76
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $99,505 ±$15,775
Median Rent $956 ±$380
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.2% ± 27.83pp
Total Population 5,077

Population and Household Demographics

North Scituate is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts with a population of 5,077. There are 1,847 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 16.19% of households in North Scituate are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in North Scituate

The median gross income for households in North Scituate is $99,505 a year, or $8,292 a month. The median rent for the city is $956 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In North Scituate, a household making less than $3,187 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.2% of households who rent are overburdened in North Scituate.

Area Median Income In North Scituate

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 North Scituate, the AMI is calculated from all households within Plymouth County.

In North Scituate, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,400

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 North Scituate

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 North Scituate

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the North Scituate AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the North Scituate AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the North Scituate AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,550 $71,500 $80,450 $89,350 $96,500 $103,650 $110,800 $117,950