Worcester, MA Low Income Housing

Worcester, MA Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Worcester, MA

How do I qualify for low income housing in Worcester, 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 Worcester, MA

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Worcester, 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 Worcester, 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 Worcester, Massachusetts - Worcester County

Studio Apartments $1,272
One Bedroom Apartments $1,635
Two Bedroom Apartments $1,990
Three Bedroom Apartments $2,196

List of Low Income Housing in or near Worcester, MA

Channing Terrace Affordable/ Public Housing

Channing Terrace Affordable/ Public Housing - Worcester

26 Channing Street
Worcester, MA - 01605
(508) 757-9239
Worcester County

Colony Retirement Homes I and II Affordable Apartments for Seniors

Colony Retirement Homes I and II Affordable Apartments for Seniors - Worcester

485 Grove St
Worcester, MA - 01605
(508) 852-5285
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Worcester Housing Authority

Worcester Housing Authority - Worcester

40 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA - 01605
(508) 798-4500
Worcester County

Worcester East Side Community Development Corp. - Worcester

674 Main Street
Worcester, MA - 01604
508-791-2170-224
Worcester County

Oak Hill Community Development Corporation - Worcester

74 Providence Street
Worcester, MA - 01604
508-754-2858-22
Worcester County

Ascension Heights - Worcester

48 Vernon Street
Worcester, MA - 1610
781-407-2100
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Coes Pond Village - Worcester

39 First St
Worcester, MA - 01602
617 742-4500
Worcester County
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HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Mountain Village - Worcester

200 Mountain Street East Apt. 260
Worcester, MA - 01606
508-853-5535
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Lincoln Village - Worcester

60-108 Country Club Blvd
Worcester, MA - 01605
508-852-2521
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Conway Gardens - Worcester

10 Newbury St
Worcester, MA - 01609
508-792-9819
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Marble Street Apartments - Worcester

11 Marble St
Worcester, MA - 01603
508-791-2236
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Canterbury Tower - Worcester

6 Wachusett St
Worcester, MA - 01609
508-757-1133
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Matheson Apartments - Worcester

37 Wellington St
Worcester, MA - 01610
508-756-1490
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Green Hill Towers - Worcester

30 Mount Vernon St
Worcester, MA - 01605
508-755-6062
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Emanuel Senior Housing - Worcester

59 Evelyn St
Worcester, MA - 01607
508-753-7474
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Mt Carmel Apartments - Worcester

50 Shrewsbury St
Worcester, MA - 01604
508-752-8022
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Bet Shalom Ii - Worcester

475 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA - 01602
508 791-1188
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Illyrian Gardens - Worcester

545 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA - 01609
(617) 482-5500
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Fruit Sever Merrick Apartments - Worcester

11 Sever St. Unit 106
Worcester, MA - 01609
(508)756-1596
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Bet Shalom - Worcester

475 Chandler St
Worcester, MA - 01602
(508) 791-1188
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Colony Ret Homes Iv - Worcester

123 Holden St
Worcester, MA - 01606
(508) 755-8350
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Colony Ret Homes Iii - Worcester

101 Chadwick St
Worcester, MA - 01605
(508) 755-8350
Worcester County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Worcester, 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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Check to see if you qualify for low cost or free housing by comparing the guidelines to your income records.



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