Affordable Housing In Norwalk
Fairfield County, Connecticut

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Norwalk

River Commons

15 School St
Norwalk, CT
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Soundview Landing

20 Day St
Norwalk, CT
$1,750-1,950
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Market Rate

Cedar Court Senior Housing Project

92 Cedar St
Norwalk, CT
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

St. Pauls Terrace

28 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Norwalk, CT
Call For Rent
1 BR

Ludlow Village

11 Roger Square
Norwalk, CT
Call For Rent
1 BR

Fair Street Apartments

80 Fair St
Norwalk, CT
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

The Marvin

60 Gregory Blvd
Norwalk, CT
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

One Leonard Street Apartments

1 Leonard St
Norwalk, CT
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

New City Hotel

40 S Main St
Norwalk, CT
HCV Welcome

Colonial Village

24 Monroe St
Norwalk, CT
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Norwalk

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Norwalk, Connecticut

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,707 affordable apartments for rent in Norwalk, Connecticut. Norwalk features 1,267 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 191 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Norwalk.

Norwalk, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,707
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,267
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

Norwalk is a City in Fairfield 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 Norwalk are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Norwalk

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

Area Median Income In Norwalk

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 Norwalk, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fairfield County.

In Norwalk, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $113,300

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 Norwalk

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 Norwalk HUD Rental Assistance in Norwalk

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $34,000 $36,750 $39,450 $42,200 $44,900
50% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800
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 Norwalk

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

From 1989 to 2010, 6 low income apartment communities containing 366 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Norwalk 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 Norwalk

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800
60% of Median $47,640 $54,420 $61,200 $67,980 $73,440 $78,900 $84,300 $89,760

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 Norwalk is $61,200 a year, or $5,100 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,100 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,530 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% $993 $1,063 $1,275 $1,473 $1,644 $1,813
60% $1,191 $1,276 $1,530 $1,768 $1,973 $2,176
Fair Market Rents in Norwalk

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
$1,356 $1,701 $2,079 $2,616 $2,926