Cheap Apartments In Fairfield County
Connecticut

Low Income Apartments In Fairfield County

Metro Green Residential

717 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT
$1,569-2,340
1-2 BR

Park Square West

101 Summer St
Stamford, CT
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Danbury Tower

40 Williams Street
Danbury, CT
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Shippan Place

521 Shippan Avenue
Stamford, CT
1 BR
Subsidized

Eleanor Roosevelt Apartments

18 Knapp St
Stamford, CT
Subsidized

One Leonard Street Apartments

1 Leonard St
Norwalk, CT
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Bayview Towers

300 TRESSER BOULEVARD
Stamford, CT
1-2 BR

CLOSED - Armstrong Court

Armstrong Court
Greenwich, CT
HCV Welcome

OPEN - McKinney Terrace II

71 Vinci Drive
Greenwich, CT
55+
Accessible

40 Liberty Street Apartments

40 LIBERTY STREET
Stamford, CT
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

There are 172 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 13,581 affordable apartments for rent in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 10,021 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 4,070 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Fairfield County. There are 6,349 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Fairfield County, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 172
Total Low Income Apartments 13,581
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 10,021
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Total Population 939,983
Housing Units 334,320
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $84,233 ±$1,252
Median Rent $1,348 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.17% ± 1.11pp

Population and Household Demographics

Fairfield County is a County in Connecticut with a population of 939,983. There are 334,320 households in the county with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 31.69% of households in Fairfield County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fairfield County

The median gross income for households in Fairfield County is $84,233 a year, or $7,019 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,348 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fairfield County, a household making less than $4,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Fairfield County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 1.11 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Fairfield County

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.

In Fairfield County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $116,300

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 Fairfield County

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 Fairfield County HUD Rental Assistance in Fairfield County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
50% of Median $40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800
80% of Median $52,550 $60,050 $67,550 $75,050 $81,100 $87,100 $93,100 $99,100

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Fairfield County

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

From 1988 to 2010, 63 low income apartment communities containing 3,692 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Fairfield County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Fairfield County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 Fairfield County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800
HERA 50% $50,000 $57,150 $64,300 $71,400 $77,150 $82,850 $88,550 $94,250
60% of Median $48,900 $55,860 $62,820 $69,780 $75,420 $81,000 $86,580 $92,160
HERA 60% $60,000 $68,580 $77,160 $85,680 $92,580 $99,420 $106,260 $113,100

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 Fairfield County is $62,820 a year, or $5,235 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,235 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,571 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% $1,019 $1,091 $1,309 $1,513 $1,688 $1,862
60% $1,223 $1,310 $1,571 $1,815 $2,025 $2,234
Fair Market Rents in Fairfield County

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
Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Bethel town $1,017 $1,253 $1,583 $1,983 $2,498
Bridgeport town $858 $1,032 $1,293 $1,631 $2,028
Brookfield town $1,017 $1,253 $1,583 $1,983 $2,498
Danbury town $1,017 $1,253 $1,583 $1,983 $2,498
Darien town $1,211 $1,517 $1,885 $2,404 $2,752
Easton town $858 $1,032 $1,293 $1,631 $2,028
Fairfield town $858 $1,032 $1,293 $1,631 $2,028
Greenwich town $1,211 $1,517 $1,885 $2,404 $2,752
Monroe town $858 $1,032 $1,293 $1,631 $2,028
New Canaan town $1,211 $1,517 $1,885 $2,404 $2,752
New Fairfield town $1,017 $1,253 $1,583 $1,983 $2,498
Newtown town $1,017 $1,253 $1,583 $1,983 $2,498
Norwalk town $1,211 $1,517 $1,885 $2,404 $2,752
Redding town $1,017 $1,253 $1,583 $1,983 $2,498
Ridgefield town $1,017 $1,253 $1,583 $1,983 $2,498
Shelton town $858 $1,032 $1,293 $1,631 $2,028
Sherman town $1,017 $1,253 $1,583 $1,983 $2,498
Stamford town $1,211 $1,517 $1,885 $2,404 $2,752
Stratford town $858 $1,032 $1,293 $1,631 $2,028
Trumbull town $858 $1,032 $1,293 $1,631 $2,028
Weston town $1,211 $1,517 $1,885 $2,404 $2,752
Westport town $1,211 $1,517 $1,885 $2,404 $2,752
Wilton town $1,211 $1,517 $1,885 $2,404 $2,752

Cities In Fairfield County

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City Listings Served By
Bridgeport 51 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgeport is the Park City Communities.
Stamford 42 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stamford is the Charter Oaks Communities.
Norwalk 26 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norwalk is the Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk.
Danbury 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Danbury is the Housing Authority of the City of Danbury.
Shelton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shelton is the Ansonia Housing Authority.
Greenwich 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwich is the Housing Authority of the Town of Greenwich.
Bethel 2
Fairfield 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfield is the Fairfield Housing Authority.
New Canaan 4
Wilton 1
Ridgefield 3
Westport 3
Newtown 1
Trumbull 2
New Canaan Town 0
Greenwich Town 0
Brookfield 0
Darien 0
Easton 0
Monroe 0
New Fairfield 0
Redding 0
Sherman 0
Stratford 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stratford is the Stratford Housing Authority.
Weston 0
Byram 0
Cannondale 0
Cos Cob 0
Georgetown 0
Glenville 0
Pemberwick 0
Riverside 1
Southport 0
Wilton Center 0