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

Southbridge Mills

5 Case St.
Southbridge, Massachusetts
1-3 BR

Brookside Terrace

11 Village Dr
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted

Lebanon Hill Housing

1 Therese Ave
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
S. 236

Residences at Wells School

80 Marcy St
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
Call For Rent
1 BR

Forty West Street

40 West St
Southbridge, Massachusetts
S. 811 Supportive
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Southbridge that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 353 low-income homes in Southbridge where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $369 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 2nd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Southbridge, 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
Southbridge Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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 Southbridge.

Southbridge, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Southbridge, Massachusetts

Southbridge features 353 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 Southbridge, Massachusetts

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Southbridge.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Southbridge, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Southbridge landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Southbridge.

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

2023 Southbridge, 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
Southbridge, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,231 $1,272 $1,635 $1,990 $2,196
Southbridge, 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.

Southbridge, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 401
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 353
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $43,870 ±$3,934
Median Rent $848 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.76% ± 5.27pp
Total Population 16,802

Population and Household Demographics

Southbridge is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts with a population of 16,802. There are 6,762 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 55.92% of households in Southbridge are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Southbridge

The median gross income for households in Southbridge is $43,870 a year, or $3,656 a month. The median rent for the city is $848 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Southbridge, a household making less than $2,827 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Southbridge.

Area Median Income In Southbridge

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

In Southbridge, 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 Southbridge

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 Southbridge

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