Affordable Housing In Scituate
Plymouth County, Massachusetts

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Scituate

Kent Village

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

Gene Burns House

664 Country Way
Scituate, Massachusetts
Disabled Supportive Housing

Central Park Elderly Housing

69 Branch St
Scituate, Massachusetts
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Scituate, Massachusetts

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Scituate, Massachusetts

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 119 affordable apartments for rent in Scituate, Massachusetts.

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 0 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 $1,551 and $1,895.

2022 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 $1,145 $1,309 $1,723 $2,181 $2,505
Scituate, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,031 to $1,260 $1,178 to $1,440 $1,551 to $1,895 $1,963 to $2,399 $2,255 to $2,756

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Scituate, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 119
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