Affordable Housing In New Haven County
Connecticut

212 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Haven County

William T Rowe

33 Sylvan Ave
New Haven, CT
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Quinnipiac Terrace

2 John Williamson Dr
New Haven, CT
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
HCV Welcome

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

Meriden Commons

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

Brewery Square Apartments

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

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

Byam Village

116 Midfield Dr
Waterbury, CT
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in New Haven County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of New Haven Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Waterbury Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Meriden Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Ansonia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Derby Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Savin Rock Communities Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Seymour Housing Authority Public Housing
Hamden Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
East Haven Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wallingford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Haven County, Connecticut

There are 212 low income housing apartment communities offering 17,873 affordable apartments for rent in New Haven County, Connecticut. New Haven County features 13,791 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 3,971 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New Haven County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New Haven County, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 212
Total Low Income Apartments 17,873
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 13,791
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $61,640 ±$688
Median Rent $1,061 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.2% ± 1.21pp
Total Population 862,224

Population and Household Demographics

New Haven County is a County in Connecticut with a population of 862,224. There are 326,028 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 37.16% of households in New Haven County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Haven County

The median gross income for households in New Haven County is $61,640 a year, or $5,137 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,061 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Haven County, a household making less than $3,537 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.2% of households who rent are overburdened in New Haven County.1

Area Median Income In New Haven 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 New Haven County, 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 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 New Haven County HUD Rental Assistance in New Haven County

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 County

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, 64 low income apartment communities containing 4,727 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in New Haven County 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 County

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 County 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 County

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
Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Ansonia town $897 $1,118 $1,376 $1,715 $2,143
Beacon Falls town $897 $1,118 $1,376 $1,715 $2,143
Bethany town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Branford town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Cheshire town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Derby town $897 $1,118 $1,376 $1,715 $2,143
East Haven town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Guilford town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Hamden town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Madison town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Meriden town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Middlebury town $729 $906 $1,119 $1,394 $1,573
Milford town $897 $1,118 $1,376 $1,715 $2,143
Naugatuck town $729 $906 $1,119 $1,394 $1,573
New Haven town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
North Branford town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
North Haven town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Orange town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Oxford town $897 $1,118 $1,376 $1,715 $2,143
Prospect town $729 $906 $1,119 $1,394 $1,573
Seymour town $897 $1,118 $1,376 $1,715 $2,143
Southbury town $729 $906 $1,119 $1,394 $1,573
Wallingford town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Waterbury town $729 $906 $1,119 $1,394 $1,573
West Haven town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008
Wolcott town $729 $906 $1,119 $1,394 $1,573
Woodbridge town $1,042 $1,162 $1,407 $1,775 $2,008

Cities In New Haven County

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City Listings Served By
New Haven 95 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Haven is the Housing Authority of New Haven.
Waterbury 45 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterbury is the Waterbury Housing Authority.
Meriden 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meriden is the Meriden Housing Authority.
West Haven 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Haven is the Savin Rock Communities.
Derby 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Derby is the Derby Housing Authority.
Guilford 3
Hamden 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamden is the Hamden Housing Authority.
East Haven 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Haven is the East Haven Housing Authority.
Milford 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milford is the Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership.
Wallingford 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wallingford is the Wallingford Housing Authority.
Cheshire 5
Branford 4
North Haven 4
Ansonia 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ansonia is the Ansonia Housing Authority.
Wolcott 1
Woodbridge 1
Southbury 1
Middlebury 1
Naugatuck 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Naugatuck is the Naugatuck Housing Authority.
Seymour 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seymour are the Seymour Housing Authority and Ansonia Housing Authority.
Madison 0
East Haven Town 0
Beacon Falls 0
Bethany 0
North Branford 0
Orange 0
Oxford 0
Prospect 0
Branford Center 0
Cheshire Village 0
Guilford Center 0
Heritage Village 0
Madison Center 0
Milford (balance) 0
Wallingford Center 0
Woodmont 0