Affordable Housing In Hartford
Hartford County, Connecticut

107 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hartford

Summit Park Apartments

459 Summit St
Hartford, Connecticut
2-3 BR

Willow Creek Apartments

501 Granby St
Hartford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Northeast Hartford Affordable Housing

150-170 Nelson St
Hartford, Connecticut
1-3 BR

Sana Apartments

1630 Main St
Hartford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Wyllys Lisbon Apartments

54 South Prospect Street, 5-37 Lisbon street
Hartford, Connecticut
Income Based-1,306
2-4 BR

Historic Townley Street

28 Townley St
Hartford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Stonington Acres

134-186 Stonington Street
Hartford, Connecticut
2-3 BR

Sheldon Oak Apartments

90 Charter Oak Ave
Hartford, Connecticut
2-4 BR

The Hollander Building

410 Asylum Street
Hartford, Connecticut
Studio-2 BR

Casa Nueva

605 Broad St
Hartford, Connecticut
Income Based
1-5 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Hartford, Connecticut

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Hartford Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
City of Hartford Department of Development Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hartford, Connecticut

There are 107 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,225 affordable apartments for rent in Hartford, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford features 5,391 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 2,574 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 $1,172 and $1,432.

2022 Hartford, 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
Hartford, Connecticut Fair Market Rent $865 $1,054 $1,302 $1,609 $1,907
Hartford, Connecticut Payment Standard Range $779 to $952 $949 to $1,159 $1,172 to $1,432 $1,448 to $1,770 $1,716 to $2,098

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hartford, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 107
Total Low Income Apartments 8,225
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,391
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 76.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $30,630 ±$996
Median Rent $890 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.13% ± 2.09pp
Total Population 124,795

Population and Household Demographics

Hartford is a city in Hartford County, Connecticut with a population of 124,795. There are 45,239 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 76.25% of households in Hartford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hartford

The median gross income for households in Hartford is $30,630 a year, or $2,553 a month. The median rent for the city is $890 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hartford, a household making less than $2,967 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Hartford.

Area Median Income In Hartford

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 Hartford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hartford County.

In Hartford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $112,700

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 Hartford

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 Hartford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hartford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hartford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,450 $45,100 $50,750 $56,350 $60,900 $65,400 $69,900 $74,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hartford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050