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

Discover affordable housing in Whitinsville where there are 3+ 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.

Cotton Mill

17 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, Massachusetts 01588

bed 1-2
payment Subsidized

Whitinsville Elderly

2 Chestnut St, Whitinsville, Massachusetts 01588

payment Subsidized

Linwood Mills Senior Housing

670 Linwood Ave, Whitinsville, Massachusetts 01588

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Whitinsville, 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.
calendar_today Opened: Feb 1
Open Until Further Notice

Reported On May 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Whitinsville, 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 Whitinsville, 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 Whitinsville, Massachusetts.

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

How many renters live in Whitinsville, Massachusetts?

The City of Whitinsville has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 36.75 percent of the population living in Whitinsville.

What is the rental market like in Whitinsville, Massachusetts?

There are an estimated housing units in the Whitinsville area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, there are 1.1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Whitinsville?

The rental vacancy rate in Whitinsville is 9 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Whitinsville for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Whitinsville
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
12 249 393 486 49
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Whitinsville

A large number of apartments in Whitinsville 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 Whitinsville

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 Whitinsville, Massachusetts

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

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 12 100 percent
One BR 249 100 percent
Two BR 393 100 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Whitinsville, Massachusetts

How many affordable rental units are in Whitinsville?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Whitinsville, Massachusetts

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

Income Based Apartments in Whitinsville, Massachusetts

Whitinsville features 63 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 Whitinsville, Massachusetts

There are 11 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Whitinsville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Whitinsville, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Whitinsville landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Whitinsville.

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.