Affordable Housing In Middlesex County
Connecticut

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Middlesex County

Wharfside Commons

60 Ferry St
Middletown, Connecticut
$1,105-1,503
1-3 BR

South Green Apartments

65 Church Street
Middletown, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Old Middletown High

251 Court St
Middletown, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Wharfside Commons

60 Ferry St
Middletown, Connecticut
$1,105-1,503
1-3 BR

Lafayette Green

122 E Main St
Clinton, Connecticut

Bayberry Crest

192 Plaza Dr
Middletown, Connecticut
$900
1 BR
Subsidized

Quarry Heights Community Center

208 MAIN ST
Portland, Connecticut
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation Shepherd Home

112 BOW LN
Middletown, Connecticut
Homeless Transitional

Santangelo Circle

17 Santangelo Circle
Middletown, Connecticut

Sunset Ridge

400 Long Lane
Middletown, Connecticut

Guide To Affordable Housing in Middlesex County, Connecticut

There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,713 affordable apartments for rent in Middlesex County, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in Middlesex County, Connecticut

Middlesex County features 2,200 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 Middlesex County, Connecticut

There are 513 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Middlesex County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Middlesex County, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Middlesex County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Middlesex County.

2022 Middlesex County, Connecticut Fair Market Rents

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. 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.

Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Chester town $865 $1,054 $1,302 $1,609 $1,907
Clinton town $957 $1,101 $1,441 $2,047 $2,466
Cromwell town $865 $1,054 $1,302 $1,609 $1,907
Deep River town $957 $1,101 $1,441 $2,047 $2,466
Durham town $865 $1,054 $1,302 $1,609 $1,907
East Haddam town $865 $1,054 $1,302 $1,609 $1,907
East Hampton town $865 $1,054 $1,302 $1,609 $1,907
Essex town $957 $1,101 $1,441 $2,047 $2,466
Haddam town $865 $1,054 $1,302 $1,609 $1,907
Killingworth town $957 $1,101 $1,441 $2,047 $2,466
Middlefield town $865 $1,054 $1,302 $1,609 $1,907
Middletown town $865 $1,054 $1,302 $1,609 $1,907
Old Saybrook town $957 $1,101 $1,441 $2,047 $2,466
Portland town $865 $1,054 $1,302 $1,609 $1,907
Westbrook town $957 $1,101 $1,441 $2,047 $2,466

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Middlesex County, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 2,713
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,200
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $79,893 ±$2,048
Median Rent $1,095 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.86% ± 3.14pp
Total Population 165,165

Population and Household Demographics

Middlesex County is a county in Connecticut with a population of 165,165. There are 66,117 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 24.9% of households in Middlesex County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Middlesex County

The median gross income for households in Middlesex County is $79,893 a year, or $6,658 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,095 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Middlesex County, a household making less than $3,650 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Middlesex County.

Area Median Income In Middlesex 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 Middlesex County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $112,700

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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Middlesex County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,450 $45,100 $50,750 $56,350 $60,900 $65,400 $69,900 $74,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Middlesex County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050

Cities In Middlesex County

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City Served By
Chester
Chester Center
Clinton
Cromwell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cromwell is the Housing Authority of the Town of Portland.
Deep River
Deep River Center
Durham
East Haddam
East Hampton
Essex
Essex Village
Fenwick
Haddam
Higganum
Killingworth
Lake Pocotopaug
Middlefield
Middletown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the Middletown Housing Authority.
Moodus
Old Saybrook
Old Saybrook Center
Portland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portland is the Housing Authority of the Town of Portland.
Saybrook Manor
Westbrook
Westbrook Center