Affordable Housing In Hartford County
238 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hartford County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Hartford County, Connecticut
There are 238 low income housing apartment communities offering 20,252 affordable apartments for rent in Hartford County, Connecticut.
Income Based Apartments in Hartford County, Connecticut
Hartford County features 13,523 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 County, Connecticut
There are 6,380 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hartford County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Hartford County, Connecticut
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hartford County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hartford County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hartford County, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,212 and $1,482.
2021 Hartford County, 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 County, Connecticut Fair Market Rent||$889||$1,091||$1,347||$1,675||$1,958|
|Hartford County, Connecticut Payment Standard Range||$800 to $978||$982 to $1,200||$1,212 to $1,482||$1,508 to $1,843||$1,762 to $2,154|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Hartford County, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||238|
|Total Low Income Apartments||20,252|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||13,523|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||35.33%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.29|
|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.
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 $104,300
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 HUD Rental Assistance in Hartford County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hartford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hartford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hartford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Hartford County
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|Bristol||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bristol is the Bristol Housing Authority.|
|Canton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canton is the Canton Housing Authority.|
|East Hartford||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Hartford is the East Hartford Housing Authority.|
|Enfield||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Enfield is the Enfield Housing Authority.|
|Farmington||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the Farmington Housing Authority.|
|Glastonbury||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glastonbury is the Housing Authority of the Town of Glastonbury.|
|Hartford||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hartford are the Housing Authority of the City of Hartford and City of Hartford Department of Development Services.|
|Manchester||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manchester is the Manchester Housing Authority.|
|New Britain||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Britain is the Housing Authority of the City of New Britain.|
|Newington||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newington is the Newington Housing Authority.|
|Plainville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plainville is the Bristol Housing Authority.|
|Rocky Hill Town|
|South Windsor||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Windsor is the Housing Authority of South Windsor.|
|Southington||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southington is the Bristol Housing Authority.|
|West Hartford||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Hartford is the West Hartford Housing Authority.|
|West Hartford Town|
|Wethersfield||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wethersfield is the Wethersfield Housing Authority.|
|Windsor||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor is the Windsor Housing Authority.|
|Windsor Locks||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor Locks is the Windsor Locks Housing Authority.|