Affordable Housing In Bristol
Hartford County Connecticut

Waiting List Openings In Bristol

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14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bristol

Meridian Towers

52 Sheila Ct
Bristol, CT

Delorenzo Towers

284 N Main St
Bristol, CT
Elderly Supportive Housing

Georgian Manor IIi

500 Stafford Ave
Bristol, CT

Georgian Manor Phase II

490 Stafford Ave
Bristol, CT

Zbikowski Park

334 Lake Ave
Bristol, CT

Coppermine Village Apartments

20 Adna Rd
Bristol, CT

Bristol Group Homes

97 Peck Ln
Bristol, CT
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mountain Laurel Manor

31 Quaker Ln
Bristol, CT

Redstone Garden Apartments

218 Surrey Dr
Bristol, CT
HCV Welcome

Cambridge Park

64 Davis Dr
Bristol, CT

There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,601 affordable apartments for rent in Bristol. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,161 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Bristol, HUD housing programs support 519 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 440 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Bristol

Housing Authority Programs
Bristol Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bristol, Connecticut

Bristol, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,601
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,161
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Total Population 0
Housing Units 0
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0

Population and Household Demographics

Bristol is a City in Hartford 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 Bristol are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bristol

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

Area Median Income In Bristol

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 Bristol, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hartford County.

In Bristol, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,900

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 Bristol

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 Bristol HUD Rental Assistance in Bristol

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,200 $24,200 $27,250 $30,250 $32,700 $35,100 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,350 $40,400 $45,450 $50,450 $54,500 $58,550 $62,600 $66,600
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bristol

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 1996, 2 low income apartment communities containing 224 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bristol by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Bristol

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $42,420 $48,480 $54,540 $60,540 $65,400 $70,260 $75,120 $79,920

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Bristol is $54,540 a year, or $4,545 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,545 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,364 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $884 $947 $1,136 $1,312 $1,464 $1,615
60% $1,061 $1,136 $1,364 $1,574 $1,757 $1,938
Fair Market Rents in Bristol

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$768 $960 $1,194 $1,496 $1,674