Qualify for Housing Assistance in Massachusetts

There are several federal programs that can help you with affordable housing, whether renting or buying. However, these assistance programs all have eligibility guidelines that must be met.

In order to qualify for low-income housing assistance, you will need to complete an application with your local Public Housing Authority. But before you do, check your state's income limits to verify your eligibility. Below are the income requirements for housing assistance in Massachusetts.


1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
Barnstable Town, MA
30% of Median$16300$18650$20950$23300$25150$27050$28900$30750
Very Low Income$27150$31050$34900$38800$41900$45000$48100$51200
Low-Income$43450$49700$55900$62100$67050$72050$77000$81950
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
30% of Median$18950$21650$24350$27050$29200$31400$33550$35700
Very Low Income$31550$36100$40600$45100$48700$52300$55900$59550
Low-Income$46300$52950$59550$66150$71450$76750$82050$87350
Brockton, MA
30% of Median$16700$19100$21450$23850$25750$27650$29550$31500
Very Low Income$27850$31800$35800$39750$42950$46100$49300$52450
Low-Income$44500$50900$57250$63600$68700$73800$78850$83950
Lawrence, MA-NH
30% of Median$17800$20350$22900$25450$27500$29500$31550$33600
Very Low Income$29700$33900$38150$42400$45800$49200$52600$55950
Low-Income$44800$51200$57600$64000$69100$74250$79350$84500
Lowell, MA
30% of Median$18550$21200$23850$26500$28600$30750$32850$35000
Very Low Income$30950$35350$39800$44200$47750$51250$54800$58350
Low-Income$44800$51200$57600$64000$69100$74250$79350$84500
Berkshire County, MA (part)
30% of Median$16300$18650$20950$23300$25150$27050$28900$30750
Very Low Income$27150$31050$34900$38800$41900$45000$48100$51200
Low-Income$43450$49700$55900$62100$67050$72050$77000$81950
Pittsfield, MA
30% of Median$16300$18650$20950$23300$25150$27050$28900$30750
Very Low Income$27150$31050$34900$38800$41900$45000$48100$51200
Low-Income$43450$49700$55900$62100$67050$72050$77000$81950
Easton-Raynham, MA
30% of Median$21000$24000$27000$30000$32400$34800$37200$39600
Very Low Income$35000$40000$45000$50000$54000$58000$62000$66000
Low-Income$44800$51200$57600$64000$69100$74250$79350$84500
New Bedford, MA
30% of Median$15350$17550$19750$21950$23700$25450$27200$28950
Very Low Income$25600$29250$32900$36600$39500$42450$45350$48300
Low-Income$41000$46850$52700$58550$63250$67900$72600$77300
Providence-Fall River, RI-MA
30% of Median$15350$17550$19750$21950$23700$25450$27250$29000
Very Low Income$25600$29250$32900$36600$39500$42450$45350$48300
Low-Income$41000$46850$52700$58550$63250$67900$72600$77300
Taunton-Mansfield-Norton, MA
30% of Median$17800$20300$22850$25400$27450$29450$31500$33550
Very Low Income$29600$33850$38050$42300$45700$49050$52450$55850
Low-Income$46300$52950$59550$66150$71450$76750$82050$87350
Franklin County, MA (part)
30% of Median$16300$18650$20950$23300$25150$27050$28900$30750
Very Low Income$27150$31050$34900$38800$41900$45000$48100$51200
Low-Income$43450$49700$55900$62100$67050$72050$77000$81950
Springfield, MA
30% of Median$16300$18650$20950$23300$25150$27050$28900$30750
Very Low Income$27150$31050$34900$38800$41900$45000$48100$51200
Low-Income$43450$49700$55900$62100$67050$72050$77000$81950
Eastern Worcester County, MA
30% of Median$21500$24550$27650$30700$33150$35600$38050$40500
Very Low Income$35850$40950$46100$51200$55300$59400$63500$67600
Low-Income$46300$52950$59550$66150$71450$76750$82050$87350
Fitchburg-Leominster, MA
30% of Median$16300$18650$20950$23300$25150$27050$28900$30750
Very Low Income$27150$31050$34900$38800$41900$45000$48100$51200
Low-Income$43450$49700$55900$62100$67050$72050$77000$81950
Western Worcester County, MA
30% of Median$16300$18650$20950$23300$25150$27050$28900$30750
Very Low Income$27150$31050$34900$38800$41900$45000$48100$51200
Low-Income$43450$49700$55900$62100$67050$72050$77000$81950
Worcester, MA
30% of Median$16750$19100$21500$23900$25800$27700$29650$31550
Very Low Income$27900$31900$35850$39850$43050$46250$49400$52600
Low-Income$44650$51000$57400$63750$68850$73950$79050$84150
Dukes County, MA
30% of Median$17200$19650$22100$24550$26500$28500$30450$32400
Very Low Income$28650$32700$36800$40900$44150$47450$50700$54000
Low-Income$45800$52350$58900$65450$70700$75900$81150$86400
Nantucket County, MA
30% of Median$20450$23350$26300$29200$31550$33850$36200$38550
Very Low Income$34100$38950$43850$48700$52600$56500$60400$64300
Low-Income$54550$62300$70100$77900$84150$90350$96600$102850