Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Hartford, CT

Discover affordable housing in Hartford where there are 108+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Zion Street Apartments

511 Zion St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

bed 3
payment $950/mo.

Summit Park Apartments

459 Summit St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

bed 2-3
payment $905-1025/mo.

Sheldon Oak Apartments

90 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

bed 2-4
payment $900-1167/mo.

Stonington Acres

134-186 Stonington Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

bed 2-3
payment $875-1306/mo.

Webster Street

63 Webster St, Hartford, Connecticut 06114

bed 2-3
payment $805-925/mo.

4-40 Vine Street Apartments

40 Vine St, Hartford, Connecticut 06112

bed 1-3
payment $800-1001/mo.

The Hollander Building

410 Asylum Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103

bed Studio-2
payment $725-1700/mo.

Northeast Hartford Affordable Housing

150-170 Nelson St, Hartford, Connecticut 06120

bed 1-3
payment $620-1324/mo.

Willow Creek Apartments

501 Granby St, Hartford, Connecticut 06112

bed 1-3

Shepherd Park Elderly Housing

170 Sisson Ave, Hartford, Connecticut 06105

bed Studio-2

Historic Townley Street

28 Townley St, Hartford, Connecticut 06105

bed 1-3

Casa Nueva

605 Broad St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

bed 1-5

Sana Apartments

1630 Main St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

bed 1-4

7-9 Marshall

7-9 Marshall St., Hartford, Connecticut 06105

bed Studio-2

Cityscape Apartments

400 Washington St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

bed 2-3

Village at Park River

99 Park River Dr., Hartford, Connecticut 06112

bed 1-3
payment $1260-1810/mo.

Rehoboth Place

39-49 Vine Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06112

Wyllys Lisbon Apartments

54 South Prospect Street, 5-37 Lisbon street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

bed 2-4
payment $875-1306/mo.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

35 Clark St, Hartford, Connecticut 06120

4-40 Vine Street Housing LLC

4 Vine Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06112

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
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elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Hartford, Connecticut

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Hartford, Connecticut
$15.64 (+100%) more than Connecticut minimum wage and $24.08 (+332%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Hartford, Connecticut Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Hartford, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Hartford, Connecticut.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Family Unification Program (FUP) programs for Hartford, Connecticut.

Go to the Connecticut Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Hartford.

How many renters live in Hartford, Connecticut?

The City of Hartford has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 66.27 percent of the population living in Hartford.

What is the rental market like in Hartford, Connecticut?

There are an estimated housing units in the Hartford area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Hartford, Connecticut, there are 1.08 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Hartford?

The rental vacancy rate in Hartford is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Hartford for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Hartford
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
4,220 11,792 13,006 8,580 1,253
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Hartford

A large number of apartments in Hartford have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Hartford

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,121 to $2,425. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,121
One BR $1,319
Two BR $1,654
Three BR $2,000
Four BR $2,425
2024 Fair Market Rents in Hartford, Connecticut

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Hartford?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 3,372 80 percent
One BR 8,278 70 percent
Two BR 10,057 77 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Hartford, Connecticut

How many affordable rental units are in Hartford?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Hartford, Connecticut including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Hartford, Connecticut

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford features 4,235 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 Hartford, Connecticut

There are 2,778 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hartford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hartford, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hartford landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hartford.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hartford, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,489 and $1,819.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.