Affordable Housing In Stratford
Fairfield County, Connecticut

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stratford

Shiloh Gardens

175 Henry Avenue
Stratford, Connecticut
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Studio-1 BR

Hearthstone Apartments

101 Birch Dr
Stratford, Connecticut
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2-4 BR

Raymond E Baldwin

72 Watkins St
Stratford, Connecticut
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Stratford, 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 Stratford, Connecticut

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stratford, Connecticut

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 361 affordable apartments for rent in Stratford, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in Stratford, Connecticut

Stratford features 361 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 Stratford, Connecticut

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stratford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stratford, Connecticut

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stratford, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,234 and $1,508.

2022 Stratford, 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
Stratford, Connecticut Fair Market Rent $911 $1,101 $1,371 $1,765 $2,094
Stratford, Connecticut Payment Standard Range $820 to $1,002 $991 to $1,211 $1,234 to $1,508 $1,589 to $1,942 $1,885 to $2,303

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Stratford, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 361
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 361
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

Stratford 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 Stratford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stratford

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

Area Median Income In Stratford

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

In Stratford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $134,700

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 Stratford

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 Stratford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Stratford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,250 $31,150 $35,050 $38,900 $42,050 $45,150 $48,250 $51,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Stratford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,400 $51,850 $58,350 $64,800 $70,000 $75,200 $80,400 $85,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Stratford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $89,950 $97,150 $104,350 $111,550 $118,750