Affordable Housing In New Haven County
Connecticut

231 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Haven County

William T Rowe

33 Sylvan Ave
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Quinnipiac Terrace

2 John Williamson Dr
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Fair Haven

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

Kensington Square Apartments

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

Meriden Commons

161 State Street
Meriden, Connecticut
$777-1,600
1-3 BR

Fairbank Apartments

355 Ferry St
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Brewery Square Apartments

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

Maple Hill Apartments

14 S Broad St
Meriden, Connecticut
Income Based
Studio-2 BR

Hanover Towers

76 Butler St
Meriden, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Harbor Towers

60 Hanover St
Meriden, Connecticut
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Haven County, Connecticut

There are 231 low income housing apartment communities offering 19,110 affordable apartments for rent in New Haven County, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in New Haven County, Connecticut

New Haven County features 14,368 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 New Haven County, Connecticut

There are 4,010 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New Haven County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Haven County, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay New Haven County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in New Haven County.

2022 New Haven 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
Ansonia town $967 $1,224 $1,456 $1,800 $2,492
Beacon Falls town $967 $1,224 $1,456 $1,800 $2,492
Bethany town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Branford town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Cheshire town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Derby town $967 $1,224 $1,456 $1,800 $2,492
East Haven town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Guilford town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Hamden town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Madison town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Meriden town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Middlebury town $791 $960 $1,190 $1,485 $1,749
Milford town $967 $1,224 $1,456 $1,800 $2,492
Naugatuck town $791 $960 $1,190 $1,485 $1,749
New Haven town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
North Branford town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
North Haven town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Orange town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Oxford town $967 $1,224 $1,456 $1,800 $2,492
Prospect town $791 $960 $1,190 $1,485 $1,749
Seymour town $967 $1,224 $1,456 $1,800 $2,492
Southbury town $791 $960 $1,190 $1,485 $1,749
Wallingford town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Waterbury town $791 $960 $1,190 $1,485 $1,749
West Haven town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995
Wolcott town $791 $960 $1,190 $1,485 $1,749
Woodbridge town $1,048 $1,186 $1,447 $1,789 $1,995

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New Haven County, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 231
Total Low Income Apartments 19,110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14,368
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.

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 $113,600

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 HUD Rental Assistance in New Haven 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 New Haven County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,900 $27,300 $30,700 $34,100 $36,850 $39,600 $42,300 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the New Haven County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the New Haven 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 New Haven County

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