Affordable Housing In Plymouth County
Massachusetts

Affordable Housing programs support 4,667 income based apartments in Plymouth County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 2,022 affordable apartments in Plymouth County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Plymouth County, Massachusetts

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Plymouth County.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Massachusetts Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Plymouth County.

Woodland Cove

3102 Cranberry Highway
Wareham, Massachusetts
$1,578-2,917
1-3 BR

The Pines Apartments

469 Pine Grove Drive
Brockton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Rent Assisted

The Village at 815 Main Street

815 Main St
Wareham, Massachusetts
$985-1,400
1-3 BR
Affordable

Harborwalk

30 Loring Blvd
Plymouth, Massachusetts
$1,848-2,574
Studio-3 BR

Bethany Apartments

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

Hamilton Wade Douglas Apartments

54 Haverhill Street
Brockton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Spring Gate Apartments

52 Hannah Way
Rockland, Massachusetts
$1,011-1,413
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Station Lofts

124 Montello St
Brockton, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

Walkover Commons Apartments

100 Perkins Avenue
Brockton, Massachusetts
Affordable

Cranberry Manor

2220 CRANBERRY HIGHWAY
Wareham, Massachusetts
$1000
2 BR
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Affordable Housing In Plymouth County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Abington, MA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Abington.
Affordable Housing In Brockton, MA Affordable Housing programs support 18 apartment communities in Brockton.
Affordable Housing In Carver, MA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Carver.
Affordable Housing In Duxbury, MA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Duxbury.
Affordable Housing In East Wareham, MA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in East Wareham.
Affordable Housing In Hanover, MA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Hanover.
Affordable Housing In Hanson, MA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Hanson.
Affordable Housing In Hingham, MA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Hingham.
Affordable Housing In Kingston, MA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Kingston.
Affordable Housing In Lakeville, MA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Lakeville.
Affordable Housing In Marion, MA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Marion.
Affordable Housing In Marshfield, MA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Marshfield.
Affordable Housing In Middleborough, MA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Middleborough.
Affordable Housing In Pembroke, MA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Pembroke.
Affordable Housing In Plymouth, MA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Plymouth.
Affordable Housing In Rockland, MA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Rockland.
Affordable Housing In Scituate, MA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Scituate.
Affordable Housing In Wareham, MA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Wareham.
Affordable Housing In Whitman, MA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Whitman.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Plymouth County, 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
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Plymouth County.

Plymouth County, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Plymouth County features 4,667 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 County, Massachusetts

There are 2,022 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Plymouth County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Plymouth County, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Plymouth County landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Plymouth County.

2023 Plymouth County, Massachusetts Fair Market Rents

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. 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.

Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Abington town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Bridgewater city $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Brockton city $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Carver town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Duxbury town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
East Bridgewater town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Halifax town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Hanover town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Hanson town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Hingham town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Hull town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Kingston town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Lakeville town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Marion town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Marshfield town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Mattapoisett town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Middleborough town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Norwell town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Pembroke town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Plymouth town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Plympton town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Rochester town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Rockland town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Scituate town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Wareham town $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
West Bridgewater town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Whitman town $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Plymouth County, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 69
Total Low Income Apartments 6,966
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.

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 $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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Plymouth County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Plymouth County 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 Plymouth County 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 Plymouth County 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