Affordable Housing In West Wareham
Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West Wareham, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving West Wareham, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Wareham, Massachusetts

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in West Wareham, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in West Wareham, Massachusetts

West Wareham features 0 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 West Wareham, Massachusetts

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Wareham, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Wareham landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in West Wareham.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Wareham, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,551 and $1,895.

2022 West Wareham, 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
West Wareham, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,145 $1,309 $1,723 $2,181 $2,505
West Wareham, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,031 to $1,260 $1,178 to $1,440 $1,551 to $1,895 $1,963 to $2,399 $2,255 to $2,756

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Wareham, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.04%
Average Renter Household Size 3.20
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $63,542 ±$28,197
Median Rent $1,265 ±$179
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.15% ± 27.92pp
Total Population 2,850

Population and Household Demographics

West Wareham is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts with a population of 2,850. There are 1,110 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 16.04% of households in West Wareham are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Wareham

The median gross income for households in West Wareham is $63,542 a year, or $5,295 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,265 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Wareham, a household making less than $4,217 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.15% of households who rent are overburdened in West Wareham.

Area Median Income In West Wareham

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 West Wareham, the AMI is calculated from all households within Plymouth County.

In West Wareham, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,400

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 West Wareham

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 West Wareham

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Wareham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Wareham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Wareham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,550 $71,500 $80,450 $89,350 $96,500 $103,650 $110,800 $117,950