Affordable Housing In North Westport
Bristol County, Massachusetts

Waiting List Openings In North Westport

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

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

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

Income Based Apartments in North Westport, Massachusetts

North Westport 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 Westport, Massachusetts

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in North Westport, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay North Westport landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in North Westport.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in North Westport, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,003 and $1,225.

2022 North Westport, 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 Westport, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $809 $903 $1,114 $1,377 $1,511
North Westport, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $728 to $890 $813 to $993 $1,003 to $1,225 $1,239 to $1,515 $1,360 to $1,662

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

North Westport, 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 19.79%
Average Renter Household Size 1.63
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $73,000 ±$11,741
Median Rent $856 ±$180
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.87% ± 19.78pp
Total Population 4,585

Population and Household Demographics

North Westport is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts with a population of 4,585. There are 1,794 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 19.79% of households in North Westport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in North Westport

The median gross income for households in North Westport is $73,000 a year, or $6,083 a month. The median rent for the city is $856 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In North Westport, a household making less than $2,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.87% of households who rent are overburdened in North Westport.

Area Median Income In North Westport

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 Westport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bristol County.

In North Westport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,500

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 Westport

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 Westport

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the North Westport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,700 $20,200 $22,750 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the North Westport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,450 $33,650 $37,850 $42,050 $45,450 $48,800 $52,150 $55,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the North Westport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,150 $53,850 $60,600 $67,300 $72,700 $78,100 $83,500 $88,850