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Affordable Housing In Plymouth
Plymouth County, Massachusetts

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Plymouth

Harborwalk

30 Loring Blvd
Plymouth, Massachusetts
$1,634-1,805
1-2 BR

The Woodlands

165 COUNTY ROAD
Plymouth, Massachusetts
62+
Accessible

Algonquin Heights

1 Algonquin Ter
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Subsidized

High Cliff Apartments

23 Prince St
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Cherry Hill II

128 Court St
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Housing Authorities that serve Plymouth

Housing Authority Programs
Plymouth 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 Plymouth, Massachusetts

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 386 affordable apartments for rent in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plymouth features 351 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 Plymouth, Massachusetts

There are 35 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Plymouth.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Plymouth, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Plymouth landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Plymouth.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Plymouth, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,404 and $1,716.

2021 Plymouth, 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
Plymouth, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,029 $1,184 $1,560 $1,971 $2,292
Plymouth, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $926 to $1,132 $1,066 to $1,302 $1,404 to $1,716 $1,774 to $2,168 $2,063 to $2,521

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Plymouth, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 386
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 351
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.07%
Average Renter Household Size 1.95
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $50,972 ±$2,559
Median Rent $1,191 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.78% ± 9.82pp
Total Population 7,532

Population and Household Demographics

Plymouth is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts with a population of 7,532. There are 3,294 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 55.07% of households in Plymouth are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Plymouth

The median gross income for households in Plymouth is $50,972 a year, or $4,248 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,191 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Plymouth, a household making less than $3,970 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Plymouth.

Area Median Income In Plymouth

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

In Plymouth, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,000

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 Plymouth

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 Plymouth

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Plymouth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $29,950 $32,350 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Plymouth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $49,950 $53,950 $57,950 $61,950 $65,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Plymouth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500