Affordable Housing In Winchester
Middlesex County, Massachusetts

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Winchester

Noonan Glen

75 Hemingway St
Winchester, Massachusetts
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Winchester, 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 Winchester, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
Winchester Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Winchester, Massachusetts

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 18 affordable apartments for rent in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Winchester, Massachusetts

Winchester features 18 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 Winchester, Massachusetts

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Winchester, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Winchester landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Winchester.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Winchester, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,159 and $2,639.

2022 Winchester, 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
Winchester, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,803 $1,986 $2,399 $2,966 $3,253
Winchester, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,623 to $1,983 $1,787 to $2,185 $2,159 to $2,639 $2,669 to $3,263 $2,928 to $3,578

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Winchester, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 18
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 18
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $143,017 ±$7,228
Median Rent $1,565 ±$108
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.32% ± 9.73pp
Total Population 22,075

Population and Household Demographics

Winchester is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts with a population of 22,075. There are 7,586 households in the city with an average household size of 2.88 persons. 15.01% of households in Winchester are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winchester

The median gross income for households in Winchester is $143,017 a year, or $11,918 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,565 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winchester, a household making less than $5,217 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Winchester.

Area Median Income In Winchester

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

In Winchester, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $140,200

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 Winchester

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 Winchester

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Winchester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,450 $33,650 $37,850 $42,050 $45,450 $48,800 $52,150 $55,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Winchester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$49,100 $56,100 $63,100 $70,100 $75,750 $81,350 $86,950 $92,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Winchester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$78,300 $89,500 $100,700 $111,850 $120,800 $129,750 $138,700 $147,650