Affordable Housing In Bridgeport
Fairfield County, Connecticut

49 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bridgeport

Crescent Crossings

160 Church Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Yale Street Commons

80 Yale St
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Laurelwood Place Apartments

585 Norman St
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Accessible

Marina Village

751 South Ave
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

1188 Lofts

1188 Main Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Renaissance Plaza

210 Washington Ave
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Maplewood School Mixed Finance

434 Maplewood Ave
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Sycamore Place

285 Maplewood Ave
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

St. Paul's Commons

412 Summerfield Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Westgate Apartments

515 West Ave
Bridgeport, Connecticut
$675-1,900
Studio-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bridgeport, Connecticut

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 Bridgeport, Connecticut

Housing Authority Programs
Park City Communities Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bridgeport, Connecticut

There are 49 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,367 affordable apartments for rent in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Bridgeport features 4,502 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 Bridgeport, Connecticut

There are 865 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bridgeport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bridgeport, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bridgeport landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bridgeport.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bridgeport, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,234 and $1,508.

2022 Bridgeport, Connecticut 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
Bridgeport, Connecticut Fair Market Rent $911 $1,101 $1,371 $1,765 $2,094
Bridgeport, Connecticut Payment Standard Range $820 to $1,002 $991 to $1,211 $1,234 to $1,508 $1,589 to $1,942 $1,885 to $2,303

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bridgeport, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 49
Total Low Income Apartments 5,367
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,502
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Bridgeport is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Bridgeport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bridgeport

The median gross income for households in Bridgeport is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Bridgeport

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 Bridgeport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fairfield County.

In Bridgeport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $115,800

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 Bridgeport

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 Bridgeport

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bridgeport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,350 $27,800 $31,300 $34,750 $37,550 $40,350 $43,100 $45,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bridgeport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,600 $46,400 $52,200 $57,950 $62,600 $67,250 $71,900 $76,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bridgeport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$56,300 $64,350 $72,400 $80,400 $86,850 $93,300 $99,700 $106,150