Essex, MA Low Income Housing

We list 10 Low Income Apartment complexes in or near Essex, MA

Our listings include:
1. Privately owned subsidized housing apartments.
2. Public Housing apartments. These are owned by the state. They are affordable rentals for families who are low income, seniors, or disabled. We list the local housing authorities. They may have information on how to help you with your rental payments.
3. Housing Choice Voucher aka Section 8 listings. Contact your public housing authority to apply. Note: Most of these Section 8 lists are closed or have extended waiting lists.

We display monthly rates for the apartments when possible. Most of subsidized apartments base the rent on income, therefore, you will need to contact the apartment directly for rates. We list all pertinent contact information.

Less than 1/4 of all HUD eligible households receive housing due to the current shortage of available housing. 2013 Harvard's Joint Center for Housing

HUD Fair Market Rent For Essex, Massachusetts - Essex County

Studio Apartments
$1057

One Bedroom Apartments
$1357

Two Bedroom Apartments
$1700

Three Bedroom Apartments
$1834

There are 10 Affordable Apartments in or near Essex, MA

Powder House Village - Ipswich

108 & 112 County Road
Ipswich, MA - 01938
978-312-4015
Listing Location: 3.97 miles from Essex

Powder House Village provides tenants with affordable living in an unparalleled setting. Energy efficient construction combined with clean walls, new floors and brand new appliances. In addition to living in the lovely coastal community of Ipswich, tenants of Powder House Village will also enjoy: - The advantage of having heat and hot water included in the monthly rent. - A free YMCA of the North Shore family membership (a value of $77/month) and living within walking distance to the Y. - All new appliances including a dishwasher and spacious, bright living space. - Maintenance free living with all landscaping and snow removal provided by a professional management team. - On site YMCA early learning and after school center. - The safety and security of being in a small, close-knit coastal community with an excellent school system and great amenities. 2 bedroom apartments currently available

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Ipswich Housing Authority - Ipswich

One Agawam Village
Ipswich, MA - 01938
(978) 356-2860
Listing Location: 4.00 miles from Essex

Ipswich Housing Authority provides housing assistance to low income residents through the management of the areas Housing Choice Voucher Program - Section 8. This program is income based and the eligibility guidelines are set by HUD. There may be waiting lists for these vouchers and at times the lists may close to new applicants based on the size of and length of wait on the lists. If you are in need of housing assistance in the area please contact the Housing Authority directly to obtain more information about eligibility requirements, availability of assistance, the status of any waiting lists and their application procedures.

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Agawam Village Ipswich H.a. - Ipswich

2 Agawam Village
Ipswich, MA - 01938
(508) 356-2860
Listing Location: 4.42 miles from Essex


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Miller Road Group Home - Beverly

15 Miller Road
Beverly, MA - 1915
978-462-8251 x7
Listing Location: 5.29 miles from Essex


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Gloucester Housing Authority - Gloucester

259 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA - 01931
(978) 281-4770
Listing Location: 5.35 miles from Essex

Gloucester Housing Authority provides housing assistance to low income residents through the management of programs such as Low Rent Public Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Program - Section 8. These programs are income based and the eligibility guidelines are set by HUD. There may be waiting lists for rentals or vouchers and at times the lists may close to new applicants based on the size of and length of wait on the lists. If you are in need of housing assistance in the area please contact the Housing Authority directly to obtain more information about eligibility requirements, availability of rentals or vouchers, the status of any waiting lists and their application procedures.

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Turtle Creek - Beverly

401 Essex St
Beverly, MA - 01915
978-922-1112
Listing Location: 5.49 miles from Essex


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Turtle Woods - Beverly

399 Essex St
Beverly, MA - 01915
508-922-1256
Listing Location: 5.60 miles from Essex


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Central Grammar Apartments - Affordable Community - Gloucester

10 Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA - 01930
(978) 281-3010
Listing Location: 6.08 miles from Essex

Community Amenities:     Access to Public Transportation     Assigned Parking     Beautiful Landscaping     Community Room     Elevator     Laundry Facility     On-site Maintenance     On-Site Management     Cats & Dogs Allowed - 1 Max - 20 lbs Max Apartment Amenities:     All Electric Kitchen     Carpeting     Disability Access     Dishwasher     Disposal     Efficient Appliances     Heat, Hot Water, and Electric Included     Private Balconies and Patios     Refrigerator     Spectacular Views Available 

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Northridge Homes - Affordable Community - Beverly

81 Northridge Road
Beverly, MA - 01915
(978) 922-6514
Listing Location: 6.37 miles from Essex

Northridge Homes offers residents of this 98-unit cooperative community the convenience of nearby cultural venues,  wonderful schools,  beautiful beaches,  and great transportation options, including easy access to Route 128, commuter rail, and bus routes. Built in 1975, Northridge Homes is a well-established community comprised of two-story townhouses. There are low-, moderate- and market-rate units. The members of the cooperative don’t own their actual residence, but rather a share in the community that owns all the buildings.

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Beverly Affordable Housing Coalition - Beverly

248 Cabot St
Beverly, MA - 01915

Listing Location: 7.45 miles from Essex

The Coalition Is Dedicated To Increasing The Availability Of Quality Housing For Low To Moderate Families And Individuals In Beverly.

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