Low Income Apartments In Hartford County
Connecticut

Low Income Apartments In Hartford County

The Hollander Building

410 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT
$725-1,700
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Casa Nueva

605 Broad St
Hartford, CT
Income Based
1-5 BR
Subsidized

Burritt House

67 West Main Street
New Britain, CT
Studio-1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Boulder Ridge

400 Commerce Dr
Canton, CT
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Shepherd Park Apartments

170 Sisson Avenue
Hartford, CT
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Summerfield Townhouses

66 Plain Drive
East Hartford, CT
Subsidized

Summer Brook Apartments

24 Darling St
Southington, CT
$770-1,100
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Capitol Lofts

390 CAPITOL AVE
Hartford, CT
1-2 BR

7-9 Marshall

7-9 Marshall St.
Hartford, CT
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Willow Creek Apartments

501 Granby Street
Hartford, CT
HCV Welcome

There are 247 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 20,113 affordable apartments for rent in Hartford County, Connecticut. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 13,350 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 7,693 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Hartford County. There are 6,606 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Other Housing Authorities located in Hartford County

Housing Authority Programs
Hartford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of New Britain Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Enfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
East Hartford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Bristol Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency
Manchester Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Windsor Locks Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of South Windsor Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
West Hartford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Town of Glastonbury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Farmington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the Town of Windsor Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Newington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
City of Hartford Department of Development Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wethersfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Bloomfield Housing Authority Public Housing
Canton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Mainstream Voucher
Connecticut Department of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hartford County, Connecticut

Hartford County, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 247
Total Low Income Apartments 20,113
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 13,350
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Total Population 896,943
Housing Units 346,362
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $66,395 ±$636
Median Rent $992 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.75% ± 1.07pp

Population and Household Demographics

Hartford County is a County in Connecticut with a population of 896,943. There are 346,362 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 35.33% of households in Hartford County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hartford County

The median gross income for households in Hartford County is $66,395 a year, or $5,533 a month. The median rent for the county is $992 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hartford County, a household making less than $3,307 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Hartford County.1

Area Median Income In Hartford 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 Hartford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,900

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 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 Hartford County HUD Rental Assistance in Hartford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,200 $24,200 $27,250 $30,250 $32,700 $35,100 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,350 $40,400 $45,450 $50,450 $54,500 $58,550 $62,600 $66,600
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hartford County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2011, 79 low income apartment communities containing 6,083 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hartford County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Hartford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $42,420 $48,480 $54,540 $60,540 $65,400 $70,260 $75,120 $79,920

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Hartford County is $54,540 a year, or $4,545 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,545 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,364 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $884 $947 $1,136 $1,312 $1,464 $1,615
60% $1,061 $1,136 $1,364 $1,574 $1,757 $1,938
Fair Market Rents in Hartford County

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

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$768 $960 $1,194 $1,496 $1,674

Cities In Hartford County

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City Listings Served By
Hartford 122 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hartford are the Hartford Housing Authority and City of Hartford Department of Development Services.
New Britain 23 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Britain is the Housing Authority of the City of New Britain.
Bristol 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bristol is the Bristol Housing Authority.
Burlington 2
Canton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canton is the Canton Housing Authority.
Wethersfield 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wethersfield is the Wethersfield Housing Authority.
Southington 1
Glastonbury 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glastonbury is the Housing Authority of the Town of Glastonbury.
Newington 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newington is the Newington Housing Authority.
Windsor 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor is the Housing Authority of the Town of Windsor.
Tariffville 1
Manchester 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manchester is the Manchester Housing Authority.
East Hartford 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Hartford is the East Hartford Housing Authority.
West Hartford 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Hartford is the West Hartford Housing Authority.
Granby 3
Farmington 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the Farmington Housing Authority.
Bloomfield 7
Enfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Enfield is the Enfield Housing Authority.
South Windsor 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Windsor is the Housing Authority of South Windsor.
Kensington 0
Windsor Locks 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor Locks is the Windsor Locks Housing Authority.
Plainville 1
East Granby 1
Avon 4
Suffield 1
Berlin 5
Simsbury 1
Broad Brook 1
Rocky Hill Town 0
Bloomfield Town 0
Plainville Town 0
East Windsor 1
West Hartford Town 0
Hartland 0
Marlborough 0
Blue Hills 0
Canton Valley 0
Collinsville 0
Glastonbury Center 0
Hazardville 0
North Granby 0
Rocky Hill 0
Salmon Brook 0
Sherwood Manor 0
Simsbury Center 0
Southwood Acres 0
Suffield Depot 0
Terramuggus 0
Thompsonville 0
Weatogue 1
West Simsbury 0