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

Discover affordable housing in Manchester where there are 9+ 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.

Squire Village

48 Spencer St, Manchester, Connecticut 06040

Union Street

1 Jennifer Way, Manchester, Connecticut 06042

Oakland Heights Apartments

360 Oakland St, Manchester, Connecticut 06042

Bennet Senior Housing Community

1146 Main Street, Manchester, Connecticut 06040

Birch Meadow

850 Parker St, Manchester, Connecticut 06042

bed 1-2
payment $805-925/mo.

Dye House Apartments

190 Pine St, Manchester, Connecticut 06040

March, Inc

636 Middle Tpke E, Manchester, Connecticut 06040

Mayfair Gardens

64 Regent St, Manchester, Connecticut 06042

Westhill Gardens Annex

24 Horace St, Manchester, Connecticut 06040

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Manchester, 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 Manchester, Connecticut
$31.33/hour
$15.64 (+100%) more than Connecticut minimum wage and $24.08 (+332%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Manchester, Connecticut Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Manchester, 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 Manchester, Connecticut.

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

How many renters live in Manchester, Connecticut?

The City of Manchester has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 44.06 percent of the population living in Manchester.

What is the rental market like in Manchester, Connecticut?

There are an estimated housing units in the Manchester area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Manchester, Connecticut, there are 1.03 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Manchester?

The rental vacancy rate in Manchester is 3 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 Manchester for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Manchester
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
281 2,234 2,759 1,608 312
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Manchester

A large number of apartments in Manchester 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 Manchester

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 Manchester, Connecticut

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

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 168 60 percent
One BR 1,544 69 percent
Two BR 1,900 69 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Manchester, Connecticut

How many affordable rental units are in Manchester?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Manchester, Connecticut

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

Income Based Apartments in Manchester, Connecticut

Manchester features 806 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 Manchester, Connecticut

There are 68 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Manchester.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Manchester, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Manchester landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Manchester.

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.