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Affordable Housing In Middlesex County

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Middlesex County

Wharfside Commons

60 Ferry St
Middletown, Connecticut
1-3 BR

South Green Apartments

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

Old Middletown High

251 Court St
Middletown, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Wharfside Commons

60 Ferry St
Middletown, Connecticut
1-3 BR

Lafayette Green

122 E Main St
Clinton, Connecticut

Bayberry Crest

192 Plaza Dr
Middletown, Connecticut
1 BR

Santangelo Circle

17 Santangelo Circle
Middletown, Connecticut

Sunset Ridge

400 Long Lane
Middletown, Connecticut

Rockwood Acres

5 Daddario Rd
Middletown, Connecticut

Maplewood Terrace

Maplewood Terrace
Middletown, Connecticut

Guide To Affordable Housing in Middlesex County, Connecticut

There are 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,667 affordable apartments for rent in Middlesex County, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in Middlesex County, Connecticut

Middlesex County features 2,154 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.

2021 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 $889 $1,091 $1,347 $1,675 $1,958
Clinton town $1,004 $1,155 $1,522 $2,178 $2,635
Cromwell town $889 $1,091 $1,347 $1,675 $1,958
Deep River town $1,004 $1,155 $1,522 $2,178 $2,635
Durham town $889 $1,091 $1,347 $1,675 $1,958
East Haddam town $889 $1,091 $1,347 $1,675 $1,958
East Hampton town $889 $1,091 $1,347 $1,675 $1,958
Essex town $1,004 $1,155 $1,522 $2,178 $2,635
Haddam town $889 $1,091 $1,347 $1,675 $1,958
Killingworth town $1,004 $1,155 $1,522 $2,178 $2,635
Middlefield town $889 $1,091 $1,347 $1,675 $1,958
Middletown town $889 $1,091 $1,347 $1,675 $1,958
Old Saybrook town $1,004 $1,155 $1,522 $2,178 $2,635
Portland town $889 $1,091 $1,347 $1,675 $1,958
Westbrook town $1,004 $1,155 $1,522 $2,178 $2,635

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Middlesex County, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 2,667
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,154
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 $97,400

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,600 $24,650 $27,750 $30,800 $33,300 $35,750 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,950 $41,050 $46,200 $51,300 $55,450 $59,550 $63,650 $67,750
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650

Cities In Middlesex County

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City Served By
Chester Center
Cromwell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cromwell is the Housing Authority of the Town of Portland.
Deep River
Deep River Center
East Haddam
East Hampton
Essex Village
Lake Pocotopaug
Middletown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the Middletown Housing Authority.
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 Center