Affordable Housing In Norwood
Norfolk County, Massachusetts

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Norwood

South Norfolk Housing

13 Saint George Ave
Norwood, Massachusetts
Elderly Supportive Housing

Norwood Independent Living

18 Clapboardtree St
Norwood, Massachusetts
Elderly Supportive Housing


40 William Shyne Cir
Norwood, Massachusetts

Norwood Ha

11 Brookview Cir
Norwood, Massachusetts
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Norwood, 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 Norwood, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
Norwood Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Norwood, Massachusetts

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 191 affordable apartments for rent in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Norwood, Massachusetts

Norwood features 191 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 Norwood, Massachusetts

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Norwood, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Norwood landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Norwood.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Norwood, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,551 and $1,895.

2022 Norwood, 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
Norwood, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,145 $1,309 $1,723 $2,181 $2,505
Norwood, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,031 to $1,260 $1,178 to $1,440 $1,551 to $1,895 $1,963 to $2,399 $2,255 to $2,756

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Norwood, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 191
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 191
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $80,532 ±$6,709
Median Rent $1,277 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.7% ± 5.63pp
Total Population 28,962

Population and Household Demographics

Norwood is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts with a population of 28,962. There are 11,670 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 42.89% of households in Norwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Norwood

The median gross income for households in Norwood is $80,532 a year, or $6,711 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,277 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Norwood, a household making less than $4,257 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Norwood.

Area Median Income In Norwood

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 Norwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Norfolk County.

In Norwood, 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 Norwood

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 Norwood

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Norwood 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 Norwood 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 Norwood 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