Affordable Housing In Durham
Middlesex County, Connecticut

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Durham

Mauro Meadows

Trinity Hill Dr
Durham, Connecticut
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Durham, Connecticut

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Durham, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in Durham, Connecticut

Durham features 24 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 Durham, Connecticut

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Durham.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Durham, Connecticut

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Durham, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,172 and $1,432.

2022 Durham, 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
Durham, Connecticut Fair Market Rent $865 $1,054 $1,302 $1,609 $1,907
Durham, Connecticut Payment Standard Range $779 to $952 $949 to $1,159 $1,172 to $1,432 $1,448 to $1,770 $1,716 to $2,098

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Durham, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 13.25%
Average Renter Household Size 1.80
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $101,652 ±$19,568
Median Rent $1,198 ±$760
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.5% ± 39.9pp
Total Population 2,932

Population and Household Demographics

Durham is a city in Middlesex County, Connecticut with a population of 2,932. There are 1,087 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 13.25% of households in Durham are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Durham

The median gross income for households in Durham is $101,652 a year, or $8,471 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,198 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Durham, a household making less than $3,993 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Durham.

Area Median Income In Durham

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 Durham, the AMI is calculated from all households within Middlesex County.

In Durham, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,300

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 Durham

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 Durham

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Durham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,950 $25,050 $28,200 $31,300 $33,850 $36,350 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Durham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,550 $41,750 $46,950 $52,150 $56,350 $60,500 $64,700 $68,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Durham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500