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

Discover affordable housing in Waltham where there are 15+ 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.

Francis Cabot Lowell Mill I & II

190 Moody St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

payment Subsidized

St Marys Apartments

88 Lexington St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02452

payment Subsidized
elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

141 Brown St.

141 Brown St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

bed 1
payment $2050/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

85 Brown St.

85 Brown St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

bed 3
payment $2900/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

79 Hammond St.

79 Hammond St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

bed 4
payment $3400/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

240 Crescent St.

240 Crescent St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

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

1105 Lexington St Unit 7

1105 Lexington St Unit 7, Waltham, Massachusetts 02452

bed 2
payment $2400/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

12 Fiske St Unit 1

12 Fiske St Unit 1, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

bed 3
payment $3400/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

95 Adams St.

95 Adams St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

bed 1
payment $2200/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

12 Fiske St Unit 1

12 Fiske St Unit 1, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

bed 4
payment $3650/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

141 Brown St.

141 Brown St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

bed 1
payment $2300/mo.

1083 Main St Unit 2

1083 Main St Unit 2, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

bed 2
payment $2750/mo.

Watch - 509 Moody St

509 Moody St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Charles A. Lawless Apartments

48 Pine St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

payment Subsidized

Waltham Residence

300 Florence Rd, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Waltham, 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 Waltham, Massachusetts
$53.54/hour
$38.54 (+257%) more than Massachusetts minimum wage and $46.29 (+639%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Waltham, 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 Waltham, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Waltham, Massachusetts.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Waltham, Massachusetts.

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

How many renters live in Waltham, Massachusetts?

The City of Waltham has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 44.53 percent of the population living in Waltham.

What is the rental market like in Waltham, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated housing units in the Waltham area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Waltham, Massachusetts, there are 1.03 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Waltham?

The rental vacancy rate in Waltham is 2 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 Waltham for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Waltham
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
676 4,815 5,853 1,845 258
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Waltham

A large number of apartments in Waltham 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 Waltham

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $2,212 to $3,765. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $2,212
One BR $2,377
Two BR $2,827
Three BR $3,418
Four BR $3,765
2024 Fair Market Rents in Waltham, Massachusetts

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

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 258 38 percent
One BR 1,583 33 percent
Two BR 778 13 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Waltham, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Waltham?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Public Housing
Section 8 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 Waltham, Massachusetts

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

Income Based Apartments in Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham features 489 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 Waltham, Massachusetts

There are 7 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waltham.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waltham, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Waltham landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Waltham.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Waltham, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,544 and $3,110.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.