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Affordable Housing In Fairfield County
Connecticut

167 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+

Cedar Court Senior Housing Project

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

Metro Green Residential

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fairfield County, Connecticut

There are 167 low income housing apartment communities offering 13,790 affordable apartments for rent in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Fairfield County features 10,392 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 3,149 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.

2021 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 $1,138 $1,350 $1,725 $2,171 $2,557
Bridgeport town $954 $1,156 $1,446 $1,842 $2,217
Brookfield town $1,138 $1,350 $1,725 $2,171 $2,557
Danbury town $1,138 $1,350 $1,725 $2,171 $2,557
Darien town $1,292 $1,621 $1,958 $2,439 $2,720
Easton town $954 $1,156 $1,446 $1,842 $2,217
Fairfield town $954 $1,156 $1,446 $1,842 $2,217
Greenwich town $1,292 $1,621 $1,958 $2,439 $2,720
Monroe town $954 $1,156 $1,446 $1,842 $2,217
New Canaan town $1,292 $1,621 $1,958 $2,439 $2,720
New Fairfield town $1,138 $1,350 $1,725 $2,171 $2,557
Newtown town $1,138 $1,350 $1,725 $2,171 $2,557
Norwalk town $1,292 $1,621 $1,958 $2,439 $2,720
Redding town $1,138 $1,350 $1,725 $2,171 $2,557
Ridgefield town $1,138 $1,350 $1,725 $2,171 $2,557
Shelton town $954 $1,156 $1,446 $1,842 $2,217
Sherman town $1,138 $1,350 $1,725 $2,171 $2,557
Stamford town $1,292 $1,621 $1,958 $2,439 $2,720
Stratford town $954 $1,156 $1,446 $1,842 $2,217
Trumbull town $954 $1,156 $1,446 $1,842 $2,217
Weston town $1,292 $1,621 $1,958 $2,439 $2,720
Westport town $1,292 $1,621 $1,958 $2,439 $2,720
Wilton town $1,292 $1,621 $1,958 $2,439 $2,720

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fairfield County, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 167
Total Low Income Apartments 13,790
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10,392
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 $122,000

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $25,650 $29,300 $32,950 $36,600 $39,550 $42,500 $45,400 $48,350
50% of Median $42,700 $48,800 $54,900 $61,000 $65,900 $70,800 $75,650 $80,550
80% of Median $57,050 $65,200 $73,350 $81,500 $88,050 $94,550 $101,100 $107,600

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 Housing Authority of the Town of Greenwich.
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 Oaks Communities.
Stratford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stratford is the Stratford Housing Authority.
Trumbull
Weston
Westport
Wilton
Wilton Center