Sandwich, Massachusetts Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 94 income based apartments in Sandwich where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 66 affordable apartments in Sandwich that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Sandwich, Massachusetts

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

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

Terrapin Ridge

31 Terrapin Ridge
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Shawme Heights II

3 Leveridge Ln
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Shawme Heights Apartments

5 Leveridge Ln
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted

Osprey Lane Family Housing

Osprey Ln
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Sandwich

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City Apartments
Falmouth, MA Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Falmouth.
Bourne, MA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Bourne.
Brewster, MA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Brewster.
Barnstable Town, MA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Barnstable Town.
Dennis, MA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Dennis.

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

Sandwich, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Sandwich, Massachusetts

Sandwich features 94 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 Sandwich, Massachusetts

There are 66 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sandwich.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sandwich, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sandwich landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Sandwich.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sandwich, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,840 and $2,248.

2023 Sandwich, 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
Sandwich, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,401 $1,553 $2,044 $2,501 $2,781
Sandwich, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,261 to $1,541 $1,398 to $1,708 $1,840 to $2,248 $2,251 to $2,751 $2,503 to $3,059

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sandwich, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 160
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 94
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.34%
Average Renter Household Size 1.90
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $67,857 ±$15,228
Median Rent $1,078 ±$335
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.66% ± 18.08pp
Total Population 2,988

Population and Household Demographics

Sandwich is a city in Barnstable County, Massachusetts with a population of 2,988. There are 1,334 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 22.34% of households in Sandwich are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sandwich

The median gross income for households in Sandwich is $67,857 a year, or $5,655 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,078 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sandwich, a household making less than $3,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Sandwich.

Area Median Income In Sandwich

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 Sandwich, the AMI is calculated from all households within Barnstable County.

In Sandwich, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $115,600

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 Sandwich

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 Sandwich

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sandwich AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sandwich AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$38,050 $43,500 $48,950 $54,350 $58,700 $63,050 $67,400 $71,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sandwich AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$60,900 $69,600 $78,300 $86,950 $93,950 $100,900 $107,850 $114,800