Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Southbridge, MA

Discover affordable housing in Southbridge where there are 9+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Southbridge Mills

5 Case St., Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

bed 1-3
payment $1162-1952/mo.

Brookside Terrace

11 Village Dr, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

accessibility Accessible

Lebanon Hill Housing

1 Therese Ave, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

38 Foster St Unit 1A

38 Foster St Unit 1A, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

bed 3
payment $2000/mo.

27 Charlton St Unit 3

27 Charlton St Unit 3, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

bed 3
payment $1800/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

187 Worcester St Unit 2

187 Worcester St, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

bed 3
payment $1495/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

58 Chapin St Unit Apt #1

58 Chapin St Unit Apt #1, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

bed 3
payment $2000/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

Residences at Wells School

80 Marcy St, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

bed 1
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Forty West Street

40 West St, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Southbridge, Massachusetts

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
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The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Southbridge, Massachusetts
$31.46/hour
$16.46 (+110%) more than Massachusetts minimum wage and $24.21 (+334%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Southbridge, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Southbridge, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Southbridge, Massachusetts.

Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Southbridge.

How many renters live in Southbridge, Massachusetts?

The City of Southbridge has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 52.74 percent of the population living in Southbridge.

What is the rental market like in Southbridge, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated housing units in the Southbridge area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Southbridge, Massachusetts, there are 1.04 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Southbridge?

The rental vacancy rate in Southbridge is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Southbridge for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Southbridge
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
87 808 1,944 901 186
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Southbridge

A large number of apartments in Southbridge have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Southbridge

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,282 to $2,212. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,282
One BR $1,292
Two BR $1,661
Three BR $2,008
Four BR $2,212
2024 Fair Market Rents in Southbridge, Massachusetts

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Southbridge?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 78 90 percent
One BR 685 85 percent
Two BR 1,485 76 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Southbridge, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Southbridge?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Southbridge, Massachusetts including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Southbridge, Massachusetts

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Southbridge, Massachusetts

Southbridge features 196 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 $1,495 and $1,827.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.