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

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Francis Cabot Lowell Mill I & II

190 Moody St
Waltham, Massachusetts

St Marys Apartments

88 Lexington St
Waltham, Massachusetts
S. 202

Watch - 509 Moody St

509 Moody St
Waltham, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted

Charles A. Lawless Apartments

48 Pine St
Waltham, Massachusetts
Public Housing

Waltham Residence

300 Florence Rd
Waltham, Massachusetts
S. 811 Supportive
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There are 7 low-income apartments in Waltham that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 598 low-income homes in Waltham where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $538 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 7th, 2020. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Waltham Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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 Waltham.

Waltham, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham features 598 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 $2,372 and $2,899.

2023 Waltham, 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
Waltham, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $2,025 $2,198 $2,635 $3,207 $3,540
Waltham, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,823 to $2,228 $1,978 to $2,418 $2,372 to $2,899 $2,886 to $3,528 $3,186 to $3,894

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Waltham, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 605
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 598
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $75,205 ±$4,190
Median Rent $1,385 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.36% ± 3.25pp
Total Population 62,438

Population and Household Demographics

Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts with a population of 62,438. There are 24,248 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 49.74% of households in Waltham are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waltham

The median gross income for households in Waltham is $75,205 a year, or $6,267 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,385 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waltham, a household making less than $4,617 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Waltham.

Area Median Income In Waltham

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 Waltham, the AMI is calculated from all households within Middlesex County.

In Waltham, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $149,300

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 Waltham

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 Waltham

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Waltham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$31,150 $35,600 $40,050 $44,500 $48,100 $51,650 $55,200 $58,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Waltham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$51,950 $59,400 $66,800 $74,200 $80,150 $86,100 $92,050 $97,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Waltham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$82,950 $94,800 $106,650 $118,450 $127,950 $137,450 $146,900 $156,400