Affordable Housing In New London
New London County, Connecticut

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In New London

Winthrop Square

254 Eugene Oneill Dr
New London, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

The Homes at Pride Point

27 Boulder Dr
New London, Connecticut
$1,075-1,175
2-3 BR

The Villages at Shore Landing

5 Nob Hill Rd
New London, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Mohican Apartments

281 State St
New London, Connecticut
Subsidized

Huntington Towers

149 Huntington St
New London, Connecticut
Subsidized

Londonberry Gardens

220 Third Street
New London, Connecticut

Progress Point

71 Redden Avenue
New London, Connecticut

New London Communities II

160 Hempstead Street
New London, Connecticut

Thames River Apartments

127 Hempstead St
New London, Connecticut
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in New London, Connecticut

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving New London, Connecticut

Housing Authority Programs
New London Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in New London, Connecticut

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,171 affordable apartments for rent in New London, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in New London, Connecticut

New London features 491 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 London, Connecticut

There are 490 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New London.

Housing Choice Vouchers in New London, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay New London landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in New London.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New London, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,305 and $1,595.

2023 New London, Connecticut Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
New London, Connecticut Fair Market Rent $970 $1,177 $1,450 $1,878 $2,470
New London, Connecticut Payment Standard Range $873 to $1,067 $1,059 to $1,295 $1,305 to $1,595 $1,690 to $2,066 $2,223 to $2,717

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New London, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 1,171
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 491
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 64.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $36,250 ±$3,352
Median Rent $879 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.73% ± 5.57pp
Total Population 27,423

Population and Household Demographics

New London is a city in New London County, Connecticut with a population of 27,423. There are 10,770 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 64.85% of households in New London are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New London

The median gross income for households in New London is $36,250 a year, or $3,021 a month. The median rent for the city is $879 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New London, a household making less than $2,930 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.73% of households who rent are overburdened in New London.

Area Median Income In New London

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

In New London, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,700

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 New London

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 London

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the New London 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 New London AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the New London 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