. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts - Affordable Housing Online

Shrewsbury Towers

36 N Quinsigamond Ave
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Subsidized
Public Housing

Town Arbor

1101 Arbor Dr
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
LIHTC
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There are 302 low-income apartments in Shrewsbury that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 99 low-income homes in Shrewsbury where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

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

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Shrewsbury features 99 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 Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

There are 302 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shrewsbury.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,472 and $1,799.

2023 Shrewsbury, 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
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,231 $1,272 $1,635 $1,990 $2,196
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,108 to $1,354 $1,145 to $1,399 $1,472 to $1,799 $1,791 to $2,189 $1,976 to $2,416

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Shrewsbury, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 401
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 99
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Shrewsbury is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Shrewsbury are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shrewsbury

The median gross income for households in Shrewsbury is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Shrewsbury

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 Shrewsbury, the AMI is calculated from all households within Worcester County.

In Shrewsbury, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,400

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 Shrewsbury

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 Shrewsbury

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Shrewsbury AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,300 $25,500 $28,700 $31,850 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Shrewsbury AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Shrewsbury AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,400 $67,900 $76,400 $84,850 $91,650 $98,450 $105,250 $112,050