Affordable Housing In Fairfield County
Connecticut

179 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairfield County

Crescent Crossings

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

Bayview Towers

300 Tresser Blvd
Stamford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Yale Street Commons

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

Soundview Landing

20 Day St
Norwalk, Connecticut
$1,875-2,900
1-2 BR
Market Rate

River Commons

15 School St
Norwalk, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Park Square West

101 Summer St
Stamford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Parsonge Cottage Senior Residence

88 Parsonage Rd
Greenwich, Connecticut
$4500
Studio BR

Kimberly Place

19 Main St
Danbury, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Grant Street Senior Apartments

430 Grant St
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedar Court Senior Housing Project

92 Cedar St
Norwalk, Connecticut
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fairfield County, Connecticut

There are 179 low income housing apartment communities offering 14,236 affordable apartments for rent in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Fairfield County features 10,698 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 Fairfield County, Connecticut

There are 3,207 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairfield County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairfield County, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fairfield County landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Fairfield County.

2023 Fairfield County, Connecticut Fair Market Rents

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. 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.

Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Bethel town $1,350 $1,622 $2,019 $2,573 $2,744
Bridgeport town $1,105 $1,332 $1,652 $2,110 $2,464
Brookfield town $1,350 $1,622 $2,019 $2,573 $2,744
Danbury town $1,350 $1,622 $2,019 $2,573 $2,744
Darien town $1,735 $2,127 $2,563 $3,160 $3,443
Easton town $1,105 $1,332 $1,652 $2,110 $2,464
Fairfield town $1,105 $1,332 $1,652 $2,110 $2,464
Greenwich town $1,735 $2,127 $2,563 $3,160 $3,443
Monroe town $1,105 $1,332 $1,652 $2,110 $2,464
New Canaan town $1,735 $2,127 $2,563 $3,160 $3,443
New Fairfield town $1,350 $1,622 $2,019 $2,573 $2,744
Newtown town $1,350 $1,622 $2,019 $2,573 $2,744
Norwalk town $1,735 $2,127 $2,563 $3,160 $3,443
Redding town $1,350 $1,622 $2,019 $2,573 $2,744
Ridgefield town $1,350 $1,622 $2,019 $2,573 $2,744
Shelton town $1,105 $1,332 $1,652 $2,110 $2,464
Sherman town $1,350 $1,622 $2,019 $2,573 $2,744
Stamford town $1,735 $2,127 $2,563 $3,160 $3,443
Stratford town $1,105 $1,332 $1,652 $2,110 $2,464
Trumbull town $1,105 $1,332 $1,652 $2,110 $2,464
Weston town $1,735 $2,127 $2,563 $3,160 $3,443
Westport town $1,735 $2,127 $2,563 $3,160 $3,443
Wilton town $1,735 $2,127 $2,563 $3,160 $3,443

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fairfield County, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 179
Total Low Income Apartments 14,236
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10,698
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
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
Total Population 939,983

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.

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 $134,700

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Fairfield County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fairfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,250 $31,150 $35,050 $38,900 $42,050 $45,150 $48,250 $51,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fairfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,400 $51,850 $58,350 $64,800 $70,000 $75,200 $80,400 $85,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fairfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $89,950 $97,150 $104,350 $111,550 $118,750

Cities In Fairfield County

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City Served By
Bethel
Bridgeport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgeport is the Park City Communities.
Brookfield
Byram
Cannondale
Cos Cob
Danbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Danbury is the Housing Authority of the City of Danbury.
Darien
Easton
Fairfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfield is the Fairfield Housing Authority.
Georgetown
Glenville
Greenwich The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwich is the Greenwich Communities.
Greenwich Town
Monroe
New Canaan
New Canaan Town
New Fairfield
Newtown
Norwalk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norwalk is the Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk.
Old Greenwich
Pemberwick
Redding
Ridgefield
Riverside
Shelton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shelton is the Ansonia Housing Authority.
Sherman
Southport
Stamford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stamford is the Charter Oak Communities.
Stratford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stratford is the Stratford Housing Authority.
Trumbull
Weston
Westport
Wilton
Wilton Center