Affordable Housing In Woburn
Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Waiting List Openings In Woburn

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Woburn

Warren House

17 Warren Ave
Woburn, Massachusetts
Disabled Supportive Housing

Melissa Sosnoski Management Inc.

500 W Cummings Park # 6050
Woburn, Massachusetts

Melissa Sosnoski Management Inc.

500 W Cummings Park # 6050
Woburn, Massachusetts

Melissa Sosnoski Management Inc.

500 W Cummings Park # 6050
Woburn, Massachusetts

Kimball Court I

24 Pearl St
Woburn, Massachusetts

Kimball Court III

5 Kimball Ct
Woburn, Massachusetts

Spring Court Ext

1 Spring Court Ext
Woburn, Massachusetts
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Woburn, 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 Woburn, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
Woburn Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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 Woburn, Massachusetts

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 699 affordable apartments for rent in Woburn, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Woburn, Massachusetts

Woburn features 348 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 Woburn, Massachusetts

There are 351 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Woburn.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Woburn, Massachusetts

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Woburn, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,985 and $2,426.

2022 Woburn, 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
Woburn, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $1,658 $1,826 $2,205 $2,726 $2,990
Woburn, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $1,492 to $1,824 $1,643 to $2,009 $1,985 to $2,426 $2,453 to $2,999 $2,691 to $3,289

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Woburn, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 699
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 348
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $78,750 ±$5,786
Median Rent $1,331 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.86% ± 5.04pp
Total Population 39,104

Population and Household Demographics

Woburn is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts with a population of 39,104. There are 14,746 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 39.45% of households in Woburn are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Woburn

The median gross income for households in Woburn is $78,750 a year, or $6,563 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,331 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Woburn, a household making less than $4,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Woburn.

Area Median Income In Woburn

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

In Woburn, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $120,800

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 Woburn

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 Woburn

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Woburn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,200 $32,200 $36,250 $40,250 $43,500 $46,700 $49,950 $53,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Woburn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,000 $53,700 $60,400 $67,100 $72,500 $77,850 $83,250 $88,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Woburn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$70,750 $80,850 $90,950 $101,050 $109,150 $117,250 $125,350 $133,400