Affordable Housing In Greenwich
Fairfield County, Connecticut

Waiting List Openings In Greenwich

Armstrong Court Phase II Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Other

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greenwich

Parsonge Cottage Senior Residence

88 Parsonage Rd
Greenwich, Connecticut
Studio BR


Greenwich, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

CLOSED - McKinney Terrace II

71 Vinci Drive
Greenwich, Connecticut

CLOSED - Family Waiting List for Public Housing

Wilbur Peck Court
Greenwich, Connecticut

CLOSED - Armstrong Court

Armstrong Court
Greenwich, Connecticut

CLOSED - Quarry Knoll II

52-99 Quarry Knoll
Greenwich, Connecticut

Pathways Futures

50 Brookside Dr
Greenwich, Connecticut
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pathways Vision

509 E Putnam Ave
Greenwich, Connecticut
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Greenwich, Connecticut

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Greenwich, Connecticut

Housing Authority Programs
Greenwich Communities Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Greenwich, Connecticut

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 651 affordable apartments for rent in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in Greenwich, Connecticut

Greenwich features 564 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 Greenwich, Connecticut

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Greenwich.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Greenwich, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Greenwich landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $800 towards rent in Greenwich.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Greenwich, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,629 and $1,991.

2022 Greenwich, 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
Greenwich, Connecticut Fair Market Rent $1,203 $1,412 $1,810 $2,291 $2,487
Greenwich, Connecticut Payment Standard Range $1,083 to $1,323 $1,271 to $1,553 $1,629 to $1,991 $2,062 to $2,520 $2,238 to $2,736

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Greenwich, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 651
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 564
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $83,824 ±$9,411
Median Rent $1,614 ±$107
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.71% ± 7.32pp
Total Population 13,499

Population and Household Demographics

Greenwich is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut with a population of 13,499. There are 5,513 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 53.4% of households in Greenwich are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Greenwich

The median gross income for households in Greenwich is $83,824 a year, or $6,985 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,614 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greenwich, a household making less than $5,380 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Greenwich.

Area Median Income In Greenwich

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 Greenwich, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fairfield County.

In Greenwich, 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 Greenwich

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 Greenwich

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Greenwich 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 Greenwich 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 Greenwich 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