Scituate, Massachusetts Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 119 income based apartments in Scituate where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 30 affordable apartments in Scituate that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Scituate, Massachusetts

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

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

Lawson Green Apartments

99 Central Park Dr.
Scituate, Massachusetts
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1 BR

Kent Village

65 North River Road
Scituate, Massachusetts
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1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Gene Burns House

664 Country Way
Scituate, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing

Central Park Elderly Housing

69 Branch St
Scituate, Massachusetts
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Affordable Housing Near Scituate

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City Apartments
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Scituate, 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
Scituate Housing Authority Public Housing
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 Scituate.

Scituate, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Scituate, Massachusetts

Scituate features 119 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 Scituate, Massachusetts

There are 30 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Scituate.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Scituate, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Scituate, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,677 and $2,049.

2023 Scituate, 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
Scituate, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,246 $1,415 $1,863 $2,375 $2,708
Scituate, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,121 to $1,371 $1,274 to $1,557 $1,677 to $2,049 $2,138 to $2,613 $2,437 to $2,979

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Scituate, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 149
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 119
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.75%
Average Renter Household Size 1.68
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $92,183 ±$15,331
Median Rent $918 ±$278
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.37% ± 20.38pp
Total Population 5,355

Population and Household Demographics

Scituate is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts with a population of 5,355. There are 2,183 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 20.75% of households in Scituate are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Scituate

The median gross income for households in Scituate is $92,183 a year, or $7,682 a month. The median rent for the city is $918 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Scituate, a household making less than $3,060 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Scituate.

Area Median Income In Scituate

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

In Scituate, 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 Scituate

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 Scituate

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Scituate 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 Scituate 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 Scituate 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