Affordable Housing In Meriden
New Haven County,
16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Meriden
Housing Authorities that serve Meriden
|Meriden Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Meriden, Connecticut
There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,565 affordable apartments for rent in Meriden, Connecticut.
Income Based Apartments in Meriden, Connecticut
Meriden features 1,141 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 Meriden, Connecticut
There are 424 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Meriden.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Meriden, Connecticut
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Meriden landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Meriden.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Meriden, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,266 and $1,548.
2020 Meriden, 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$1,042||$1,162||$1,407||$1,775||$2,008|
|Payment Standard Range||$938 to $1,146||$1,046 to $1,278||$1,266 to $1,548||$1,598 to $1,953||$1,807 to $2,209|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Meriden, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||16|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,565|
|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|
Population and Household Demographics
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 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|