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

Discover affordable housing in Springfield where there are 108+ 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.

Allen Park Apartments I & II

251 Allen Park Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 1118

bed 1-3
payment $908-1361/mo.

Bay Meadow Apartments

100 Baymeadow Road , Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait

City View Commons II

26 Federal Ct, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

bed Studio-4
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Cumberland Homes

414 Chestnut Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01107

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Highland House

250 Oak Grove Ave, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

bed 1
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait

Linden Towers

310 Stafford St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01104

bed 1-2
payment Subsidized

Maple Commons

60 School St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

City View Commons I

916 Worthington St, Springfield, Massachusetts 1105

bed Studio-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Worthy Apartments

193 Worthington St., Springfield, Massachusetts 01103

bed 1-2
payment Subsidized

Bergen Circle Apartments

15 Girard Ave, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

bed 1-4
payment Subsidized

Museum Park

70 Chestnut Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 1103

bed Studio-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Memorial Square Apartments

2295 Main St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01107

bed Studio-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Allen Park Apartments II MERGE

320 Allen Park Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 01118

Memorial Square Apartments

2718 Main St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01107

bed Studio-3
payment Subsidized

Independence House

1475 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Seniority House

307 Chestnut St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01104

payment Subsidized

Citywide Apartments

537 Main St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

payment Subsidized

St James Commons

5 Oak St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

payment Subsidized

St James Manor

744 Saint James Ave, Springfield, Massachusetts 01104

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Pynchon Terrace I

202 Plainfield St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01107

payment Subsidized

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Springfield, 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
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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 Springfield, Massachusetts
$26.04/hour
$11.04 (+74%) more than Massachusetts minimum wage and $18.79 (+259%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Springfield, 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), Public Housing programs for Springfield, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Springfield, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Springfield, Massachusetts.

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

How many renters live in Springfield, Massachusetts?

The City of Springfield has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 48.99 percent of the population living in Springfield.

What is the rental market like in Springfield, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated housing units in the Springfield area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Springfield, Massachusetts, there are 0.99 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Springfield?

The rental vacancy rate in Springfield is 4 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 Springfield for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Springfield
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
2,827 7,473 11,188 8,850 1,309
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Springfield

A large number of apartments in Springfield 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 Springfield

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $934 to $1,954. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $934
One BR $1,115
Two BR $1,375
Three BR $1,669
Four BR $1,954
2024 Fair Market Rents in Springfield, Massachusetts

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

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 1,654 59 percent
One BR 5,483 73 percent
Two BR 7,878 70 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Springfield, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Springfield?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Springfield, Massachusetts

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

Income Based Apartments in Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield features 5,641 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 Springfield, Massachusetts

There are 2,592 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Springfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Springfield, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Springfield landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Springfield.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Springfield, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,238 and $1,513.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.