Affordable Housing In Hartford County
246 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hartford County
There are 246 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 20,048 affordable apartments for rent in Hartford County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 13,406 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Hartford County, HUD housing programs support 7,749 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 6,485 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.
Other Housing Authorities located in Hartford County
|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||246|
|Total Low Income Apartments||20,048|
|Total Rent Assisted Apartments||13,406|
|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.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|
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|
Cities In Hartford County
Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.
|Hartford||121||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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Farmington||6||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the Farmington Housing Authority.|
|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.|
|Windsor Locks||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor Locks is the Windsor Locks Housing Authority.|
|Rocky Hill Town||0|
|West Hartford Town||0|