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

Discover affordable housing in Sturbridge where there are 1+ 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.

Autumn Ridge

452 Main St, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 01518

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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Sturbridge, 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.
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Reported On May 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Sturbridge, Massachusetts
$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 Sturbridge, 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), Moving to Work programs for Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

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

How many renters live in Sturbridge, Massachusetts?

The City of Sturbridge has 2,222 people living in 910 households.

There are 350 renters living in 180 renter households in this City. Renters make up 15.75 percent of the population living in Sturbridge.

What is the rental market like in Sturbridge, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated 1,118 housing units in the Sturbridge area. Of these, 180 units are rental homes, making up 16 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Sturbridge?

The rental vacancy rate in Sturbridge is 0 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 Sturbridge for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sturbridge
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 71 109 0 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sturbridge

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

How many renter households in Sturbridge are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 25 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 4 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Sturbridge

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,072 to $2,373. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,072
One BR $1,238
Two BR $1,582
Three BR $2,055
Four BR $2,373
2024 Fair Market Rents in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

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

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
One BR 30 42 percent
Two BR 11 10 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Sturbridge?

Income Based Apartments in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Sturbridge features 30 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 Sturbridge, Massachusetts

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sturbridge, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,495 and $1,827.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.