Affordable Housing In New Haven
New Haven County, Connecticut

96 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Haven

Fair Haven

41 Clay St
New Haven, CT
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Kensington Square Apartments

392 Orchard St
New Haven, CT
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
Subsidized

Brewery Square Apartments

One Brewery Square
New Haven, CT
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Cedar Hill Apartments

1465 State St
New Haven, CT
Income Based
Studio BR
HCV Welcome
Supportive Housing

Berger Apartments

135 Derby Ave
New Haven, CT
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Subsidized

George Street Apartments

730 George St
New Haven, CT
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Florence Virtue Homes

37 Orchard Pl
New Haven, CT
$856-1,298
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Rockview Apartments

6 Solomon Crossing
New Haven, CT
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Brookside Estates

6 Solomon Crossing
New Haven, CT
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Ninth Square, Block 236

85 Orange St
New Haven, CT
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve New Haven

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of New Haven Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Haven, Connecticut

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 96 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,315 affordable apartments for rent in New Haven, Connecticut. New Haven features 5,924 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,309 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New Haven.

New Haven, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 96
Total Low Income Apartments 8,315
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,924
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

New Haven 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 New Haven are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Haven

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

Area Median Income In New Haven

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

In New Haven, 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 New Haven

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 New Haven HUD Rental Assistance in New Haven

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 New Haven

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

From 1988 to 2010, 23 low income apartment communities containing 2,437 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in New Haven 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 New Haven

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 New Haven 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 New Haven

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