Affordable Housing In Shrewsbury
Worcester County, Massachusetts

Waiting List Openings In Shrewsbury

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Towers

36 N Quinsigamond Ave
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Town Arbor

1101 Arbor Dr
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 401 affordable apartments for rent in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

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 $1,342 and $1,640.

2022 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 $1,103 $1,162 $1,491 $1,843 $2,022
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $993 to $1,213 $1,046 to $1,278 $1,342 to $1,640 $1,659 to $2,027 $1,820 to $2,224

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 $90,700

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.
$18,850 $21,550 $24,250 $26,900 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$31,400 $35,850 $40,350 $44,800 $48,400 $52,000 $55,600 $59,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Shrewsbury AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,200 $57,400 $64,550 $71,700 $77,450 $83,200 $88,950 $94,650