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Soundview Landing

20 Day St
Norwalk, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Market Rate
Family & Senior

St. Pauls Terrace

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

River Commons

15 School St
Norwalk, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Fair Street Apartments

80 Fair St
Norwalk, Connecticut
Income Based
1-2 BR

The Marvin

60 Gregory Blvd
Norwalk, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1 BR
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There are 249 low-income apartments in Norwalk that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Norwalk, Connecticut can range from $1,750 to $1,950 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 1,426 low-income homes in Norwalk where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 3rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Norwalk, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher
Go to the Connecticut Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Norwalk.

Norwalk, Connecticut Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Norwalk, Connecticut

Norwalk features 1,426 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 Norwalk, Connecticut

There are 249 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Norwalk.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Norwalk, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Norwalk landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Norwalk.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Norwalk, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,307 and $2,819.

2023 Norwalk, 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
Norwalk, Connecticut Fair Market Rent $1,735 $2,127 $2,563 $3,160 $3,443
Norwalk, Connecticut Payment Standard Range $1,562 to $1,909 $1,914 to $2,340 $2,307 to $2,819 $2,844 to $3,476 $3,099 to $3,787

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Norwalk, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,924
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,426
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 $148,800

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Norwalk

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Norwalk AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,850 $32,950 $37,050 $41,150 $44,450 $47,750 $51,050 $54,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Norwalk AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$48,050 $54,900 $61,750 $68,600 $74,100 $79,600 $85,100 $90,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Norwalk AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,700 $76,200 $85,750 $95,250 $102,900 $110,500 $118,150 $125,750