Affordable Housing In Westport
Bristol County, Massachusetts

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Westport

Noquochoke Village

1163 American Legion Highway
Westport, Massachusetts
$922-1,842
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Edgewater Apartments Phase II

49 Borden St
Westport, Massachusetts

Westport Village Apartments

100 Village Way
Westport, Massachusetts

Westport Village Senior Housing

Main Rd
Westport, Massachusetts

Edgewater Apartments

87 Sanford Rd
Westport, Massachusetts
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Westport, 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 Westport, 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 Westport, Massachusetts

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 173 affordable apartments for rent in Westport, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Westport, Massachusetts

Westport 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 Westport, Massachusetts

There are 131 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Westport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Westport, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Westport, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,111 and $1,357.

2022 Westport, 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
Westport, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868
Westport, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $822 to $1,004 $923 to $1,129 $1,111 to $1,357 $1,373 to $1,678 $1,681 to $2,055

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Westport, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 173
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Westport is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Westport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Westport

The median gross income for households in Westport is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Westport

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 Westport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bristol County.

In Westport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,300

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 Westport

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 Westport

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Westport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Westport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Westport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,750 $60,250 $67,800 $75,300 $81,350 $87,350 $93,400 $99,400