Oxford, MA Low Income Housing

Oxford, MA Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Oxford, MA

How do I qualify for low income housing in Oxford, MA?
To qualify for low income housing in Massachusetts, you must meet the following income requirements:

Your household income must be below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and varies by county.

You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

In addition to the income requirements, you may also need to meet other eligibility requirements, such as:

- You must not have been evicted from any public housing or Section 8 housing in the past three years.
- You must not have any outstanding felony convictions for drug-related offenses.
- You must not be a registered sex offender.

Types of Low Income Housing in Oxford, MA

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Oxford, MA, including:
  • Public Housing: Public housing is owned and operated by your area Housing Authority. Public housing units are rented to low-income households at below-market rates.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households. Vouchers can be used to rent apartments, townhouses, or single-family homes from private landlords.
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): LIHTC is a federal program that provides tax credits to developers who build or renovate affordable housing units. LIHTC units are typically rented at below-market rates.
  • Project-Based Section 8: Project-based Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households who live in specific apartment buildings or housing developments.
  • Very Low Income Housing Development (VLID): VLID is a federal program that provides grants to states and local governments to fund the development of affordable housing for low-income households.

In addition to these federal programs, there are also a number of state and local programs that provide low-income housing assistance in Oxford, MA. These programs may offer rental assistance, down payment assistance, or other forms of financial assistance to help low-income households afford housing.

PublicHousing.com puts together our list of properties using the above program listings all on one website.

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.

HUD Fair Market Rent For Oxford, Massachusetts - Worcester County

Studio Apartments $1,282
One Bedroom Apartments $1,292
Two Bedroom Apartments $1,661
Three Bedroom Apartments $2,008

List of Low Income Housing in or near Oxford, MA

New Orchard Hills - Affordable Community

New Orchard Hills - Affordable Community - Oxford

220 Orchard Hill Drive
Oxford, MA - 01540
(508) 987-8121
Located 11 miles south of Worcester, the property has 215 apartment homes within 19 wood clapboard buildings, including 88 apartments that receive a HUD subsidy to keeps rents at 30 percent of adjusted gross income. Of the total number, there are 84 one-bedroom, 77 two-bedroom, 47 three-bedroom and 7 four-bedroom apartments. Each of the 10 garden style buildings has a laundry room, and there are laundry hookups in each of the 9 townhouses. The floor plans are spacious and include walk-in closet...see full details
Worcester County

Oxford Housing Authority - Oxford

23 Wheelock Street
Oxford, MA - 01540
(508) 987-5055
Oxford 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...see full details
Worcester County

New Orchard Hill Estates - Oxford

165 Sutton St
Oxford, MA - 01540
New Orchard Hill Estates is a Family low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division). Contact New Orchard Hill Estates for complete details on the current vacancies and housing applications....see full details
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Oxford, MA

  • 1. Check with local social service agencies. Many social service agencies offer affordable housing programs or can provide you with information on affordable housing resources in your area.
  • 2. HUD Exchange: The HUD Exchange website provides information on a variety of federal housing programs, including Section 8 and HOME.
  • 3. National Low Income Housing Coalition: The NLIHC website provides information on affordable housing programs and policies at the national and state levels.

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