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

Spring Meadow Apartments

1231 N Hoosac Rd
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Williamstown Elderly

118 Church St
Williamstown, Massachusetts
S. 202

Cole Avenue Apartments

330 Cole Ave.
Williamstown, Massachusetts
1 BR
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Williamstown that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 82 low-income homes in Williamstown where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $348 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 26th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Williamstown, 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
Williamstown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Go to the Massachusetts Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Williamstown.

Williamstown, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Williamstown, Massachusetts

Williamstown features 82 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 Williamstown, Massachusetts

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Williamstown, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Williamstown landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Williamstown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Williamstown, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,249 and $1,527.

2023 Williamstown, 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
Williamstown, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $928 $1,095 $1,388 $1,773 $1,876
Williamstown, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $835 to $1,021 $986 to $1,205 $1,249 to $1,527 $1,596 to $1,950 $1,688 to $2,064

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Williamstown, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 123
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 82
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.24%
Average Renter Household Size 1.95
Average Household Size 2.02
Median Household Income $73,667 ±$11,097
Median Rent $1,077 ±$112
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.14% ± 16.37pp
Total Population 4,437

Population and Household Demographics

Williamstown is a city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts with a population of 4,437. There are 1,104 households in the city with an average household size of 2.02 persons. 33.24% of households in Williamstown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Williamstown

The median gross income for households in Williamstown is $73,667 a year, or $6,139 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,077 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Williamstown, a household making less than $3,590 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Williamstown.

Area Median Income In Williamstown

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 Williamstown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Berkshire County.

In Williamstown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $88,800

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 Williamstown

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 Williamstown

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Williamstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Williamstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Williamstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$57,300 $65,500 $73,700 $81,850 $88,400 $94,950 $101,500 $108,050