Affordable Housing In Meriden
New Haven County, Connecticut

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Meriden

Meriden Commons

161 State Street
Meriden, CT
$777-1,600
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Maple Hill Apartments

14 S Broad St
Meriden, CT
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Hanover Towers

76 Butler St
Meriden, CT
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Harbor Towers

60 Hanover St
Meriden, CT
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Charles Street Place

122 Charles St
Meriden, CT
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Bradley Estates Phase II

50 Nutmeg Dr
Meriden, CT
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Bradley Estates I

435 Bradley Ave
Meriden, CT
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

24 Colony Street

24 Colony Street
Meriden, CT
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Family & Senior

Crestwood Park I

Stoddard Dr
Meriden, CT
Subsidized

Oakland Gardens

300 Britannia St
Meriden, CT
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Meriden

Housing Authority Programs
Meriden Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Meriden, Connecticut

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,475 affordable apartments for rent in Meriden, Connecticut. Meriden features 1,141 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 334 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Meriden.

Meriden, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,475
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,141
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Meriden is a City in New Haven County, Connecticut with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Meriden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Meriden

The median gross income for households in Meriden is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Meriden

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 Meriden, the AMI is calculated from all households within New Haven County.

In Meriden, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,900

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 Meriden

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 Meriden HUD Rental Assistance in Meriden

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,450 $34,000 $36,500 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $36,750 $42,000 $47,250 $52,450 $56,650 $60,850 $65,050 $69,250
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 Meriden

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

From 1996 to 1997, 6 low income apartment communities containing 528 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Meriden 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 Meriden

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $36,750 $42,000 $47,250 $52,450 $56,650 $60,850 $65,050 $69,250
60% of Median $44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $62,940 $67,980 $73,020 $78,060 $83,100

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 Meriden is $56,700 a year, or $4,725 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,725 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,418 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% $919 $984 $1,181 $1,364 $1,521 $1,679
60% $1,103 $1,181 $1,418 $1,637 $1,826 $2,015
Fair Market Rents in Meriden

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008