. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Orange, Massachusetts - Affordable Housing Online

King Pine

383 & 419 East River Street
Orange, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
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1-4 BR

King James Court

383 E River St
Orange, Massachusetts
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1-2 BR

Redbrook Village

50 Red Brook Ln
Orange, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Orange Square

14 E Orange St
Orange, Massachusetts
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There are 71 low-income apartments in Orange that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 354 low-income homes in Orange where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $440 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 20th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Orange, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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)
Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Orange.

Orange, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Orange, Massachusetts

Orange features 354 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 Orange, Massachusetts

There are 71 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orange.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orange, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Orange landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Orange.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orange, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,152 and $1,408.

2023 Orange, 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
Orange, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $856 $988 $1,280 $1,586 $1,831
Orange, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $770 to $942 $889 to $1,087 $1,152 to $1,408 $1,427 to $1,745 $1,648 to $2,014

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orange, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 425
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 354
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $36,333 ±$12,102
Median Rent $725 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 67.21% ± 16.85pp
Total Population 4,160

Population and Household Demographics

Orange is a city in Franklin County, Massachusetts with a population of 4,160. There are 1,674 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 40.44% of households in Orange are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orange

The median gross income for households in Orange is $36,333 a year, or $3,028 a month. The median rent for the city is $725 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orange, a household making less than $2,417 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 67.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Orange.

Area Median Income In Orange

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 Orange, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Orange, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,600

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 Orange

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 Orange

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Orange AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,950 $23,950 $26,950 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Orange AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,900 $39,850 $44,850 $49,800 $53,800 $57,800 $61,800 $65,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Orange AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,800 $63,800 $71,750 $79,700 $86,100 $92,500 $98,850 $105,250