Affordable Housing In Plymouth County
Massachusetts

62 Low Income Apartment Communities In Plymouth County

The Pines Apartments

469 Pine Grove Drive
Brockton, MA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

The Village at 815 Main Street

815 Main St
Wareham, MA
$985-1,400
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Bethany Apartments

369 Washington Street
Hanover, MA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Spring Gate Apartments

52 Hannah Way
Rockland, MA
$1,011-1,413
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Cranberry Manor

2220 CRANBERRY HIGHWAY
Wareham, MA
$1000
2 BR

Kent Village

65 North River Road
Scituate, MA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Copley Gardens

113 MARKET STREET
Rockland, MA
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Market Rate

Cushing Residence Inc

1 Elmwood Farm Dr
Hanover, MA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Hamilton Wade

54 Haverhill Street
Brockton, MA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Douglas House

20 Haverhill Street
Brockton, MA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Plymouth County

Housing Authority Programs
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work

Other Housing Authorities located in Plymouth County

Housing Authority Programs
Brockton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Scituate Housing Authority Public Housing
Plymouth Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Middleborough Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Duxbury Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Abington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Pembroke Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Hingham Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Halifax Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Bridgewater Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Rockland Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Hanson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Brockton Area Multi Services Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Plymouth County, Massachusetts

There are 62 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,660 affordable apartments for rent in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Plymouth County features 4,667 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,716 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Plymouth County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Plymouth County, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 62
Total Low Income Apartments 6,660
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,667
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $75,459 ±$1,061
Median Rent $1,132 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.11% ± 2.04pp
Total Population 503,681

Population and Household Demographics

Plymouth County is a County in Massachusetts with a population of 503,681. There are 181,425 households in the county with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 23.97% of households in Plymouth County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Plymouth County

The median gross income for households in Plymouth County is $75,459 a year, or $6,288 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,132 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Plymouth County, a household making less than $3,773 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Plymouth County.1

Area Median Income In Plymouth County

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.

In Plymouth County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $93,400

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 Plymouth County

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 Plymouth County HUD Rental Assistance in Plymouth County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,450 $22,200 $25,000 $27,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $32,400 $37,000 $41,650 $46,250 $49,950 $53,650 $57,350 $61,050
80% of Median $51,800 $59,200 $66,600 $74,000 $79,950 $85,850 $91,800 $97,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Plymouth County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2012, 20 low income apartment communities containing 2,007 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Plymouth County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Plymouth County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $32,400 $37,000 $41,650 $46,250 $49,950 $53,650 $57,350 $61,050
60% of Median $38,880 $44,400 $49,980 $55,500 $59,940 $64,380 $68,820 $73,260

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Plymouth County is $49,980 a year, or $4,165 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,165 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,250 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $810 $868 $1,041 $1,203 $1,341 $1,480
60% $972 $1,041 $1,250 $1,443 $1,610 $1,776
Fair Market Rents in Plymouth County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Abington town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Bridgewater town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Brockton city $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Carver town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Duxbury town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
East Bridgewater town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Halifax town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Hanover town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Hanson town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Hingham town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Hull town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Kingston town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Lakeville town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Marion town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Marshfield town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Mattapoisett town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Middleborough town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Norwell town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Pembroke town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Plymouth town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Plympton town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Rochester town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Rockland town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Scituate town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Wareham town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
West Bridgewater town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240
Whitman town $1,064 $1,160 $1,528 $1,918 $2,240

Cities In Plymouth County

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City Listings Served By
Brockton 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brockton are the Brockton Housing Authority, Brockton Area Multi Services Inc., Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Abington 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Abington are the Abington Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Marshfield 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marshfield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Rockland 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockland are the Rockland Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Hanson 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hanson are the Hanson Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Plymouth 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plymouth are the Plymouth Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Middleborough 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Middleborough are the Middleborough Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Duxbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Duxbury are the Duxbury Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Hingham 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hingham are the Hingham Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Hanover 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanover is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Plympton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plympton is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Kingston 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingston is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Scituate 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scituate are the Scituate Housing Authority and Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Whitman 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitman is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Wareham 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wareham are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Bourne Housing Authority.
Marion 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marion is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Lakeville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeville is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
West Wareham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Wareham is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Carver 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carver is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Norwell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norwell is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Plymouth Town 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plymouth Town is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Bridgewater 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bridgewater are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Bridgewater Housing Authority.
East Bridgewater 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Bridgewater is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Halifax 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Halifax are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Halifax Housing Authority.
Hull 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hull is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Mattapoisett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mattapoisett are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Bourne Housing Authority.
Pembroke 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pembroke are the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List and Pembroke Housing Authority.
Rochester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rochester is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
West Bridgewater 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Bridgewater is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Green Harbor Cedar Crest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Harbor Cedar Crest is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Marion Center 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marion Center is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Marshfield Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marshfield Hills is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Mattapoisett Center 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mattapoisett Center is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Middleborough Center 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middleborough Center is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
North Lakeville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Lakeville is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
North Pembroke 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Pembroke is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
North Plymouth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Plymouth is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
North Scituate 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Scituate is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Ocean Bluff Brant Rock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ocean Bluff Brant Rock is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Onset 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Onset is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
South Duxbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Duxbury is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Southfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southfield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
The Pinehills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves The Pinehills is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Wareham Center 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wareham Center is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Weweantic 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weweantic is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
White Island Shores 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Island Shores is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Green Harbor-Cedar Crest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Harbor-Cedar Crest is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
East Wareham 1
Middleboro 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middleboro is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.