Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Pittsfield, MA

Discover affordable housing in Pittsfield where there are 34+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Berkshire Peak Apartments

341 West St, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

bed 1-4

Berkshire Town Apartments

176 Columbus Ave, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

bed 1-2

Central Annex - Union Court

99 2nd Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

bed Studio-2

Rice Silk Mill Apartments

55 Spring St, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

Epworth Arms

350 West St, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

Capitol Square Apartments

31 Bradford St, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

17 Noble Ave Unit 17

17 Noble Ave, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

bed 3
payment $1295/mo.

207 2nd St

207 2nd St, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

bed 4
payment $1575/mo.

202 Dewey Ave

202 Dewey Ave, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

bed 1
payment $1000/mo.

Capitol Square

379 North St, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

New Amsterdam

421 North St, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

Pittsfield Ymca

292 North St, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

Pleasant Pittsfield

193 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

Oak Hill Apartments

467 Crane Ave , Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

Providence Court

379 East Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

Jubilee Apartments

10 Francis Avenue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

bed 3-4

Christopher Arms

362 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

bed 2-3

Dower Square

65 Columbus Ave, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

bed 2-5

Wahconah Heights

335 Wahconah Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

bed 1

Rose Manor

193 Elberon Avenue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

bed 1

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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Reported On May 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Pittsfield, Massachusetts
$26.55/hour
$11.55 (+77%) more than Massachusetts minimum wage and $19.30 (+266%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Pittsfield, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Pittsfield.

How many renters live in Pittsfield, Massachusetts?

The City of Pittsfield has 43,730 people living in 19,237 households.

There are 14,392 renters living in 7,390 renter households in this City. Renters make up 32.91 percent of the population living in Pittsfield.

What is the rental market like in Pittsfield, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated 21,283 housing units in the Pittsfield area. Of these, 7,620 units are rental homes, making up 36 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Pittsfield?

The rental vacancy rate in Pittsfield is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Pittsfield for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Pittsfield
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
325 2,508 2,952 1,298 237
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Pittsfield

A large number of apartments in Pittsfield have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Pittsfield are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 51 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 25 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Pittsfield

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $950 to $1,867. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $950
One BR $1,100
Two BR $1,402
Three BR $1,807
Four BR $1,867
2024 Fair Market Rents in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Pittsfield?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 220 68 percent
One BR 1,918 76 percent
Two BR 2,213 75 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Pittsfield?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Pittsfield, Massachusetts including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 537
Public Housing 140
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 533
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 21
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 26
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Pittsfield features 1,121 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 Pittsfield, Massachusetts

There are 226 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pittsfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pittsfield landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pittsfield.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pittsfield, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,262 and $1,542.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.