Affordable Housing In Tolland County
Connecticut

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tolland County

Winding River Village

1127 Tolland Stage Rd
Tolland, CT
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Orchard Hill Estates

1630 Main St
Coventry, CT
Subsidized

Juniper Hill Village

1 Silo Cir
Storrs, CT
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Coventry Group Home

510 Stonehouse Rd
Coventry, CT
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Avery Park

91 West Street
Stafford Springs, CT
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Vernon Gp Homes

100 Valley Falls Rd
Vernon, CT
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Hop River Homes

25 Riverside Dr
Andover, CT
Subsidized

Park West Apartments

178 Terrace Dr
Vernon, CT
Subsidized

Dobbs Crossing Apartments

1178 Hartford Tpke
Vernon, CT
Subsidized

Winding River

Route 74 Tolland Stage Rd
Tolland, CT
HCV Welcome

There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 987 affordable apartments for rent in Tolland County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 678 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Tolland County, HUD housing programs support 457 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 309 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Tolland County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tolland County, Connecticut

Tolland County, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 987
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 678
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Total Population 151,948
Housing Units 54,467
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $79,626 ±$1,920
Median Rent $1,040 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.05% ± 3.3pp

Population and Household Demographics

Tolland County is a County in Connecticut with a population of 151,948. There are 54,467 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 26.78% of households in Tolland County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tolland County

The median gross income for households in Tolland County is $79,626 a year, or $6,636 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,040 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tolland County, a household making less than $3,467 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Tolland County.1

Area Median Income In Tolland 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 Tolland County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,900

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 Tolland 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 Tolland County HUD Rental Assistance in Tolland County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,200 $24,200 $27,250 $30,250 $32,700 $35,100 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,350 $40,400 $45,450 $50,450 $54,500 $58,550 $62,600 $66,600
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 Tolland County

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

From 2009 to 2009, 1 low income apartment communities containing 229 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Tolland County 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 Tolland County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,350 $40,400 $45,450 $50,450 $54,500 $58,550 $62,600 $66,600
60% of Median $42,420 $48,480 $54,540 $60,540 $65,400 $70,260 $75,120 $79,920

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 Tolland County is $54,540 a year, or $4,545 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,545 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,364 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% $884 $947 $1,136 $1,312 $1,464 $1,615
60% $1,061 $1,136 $1,364 $1,574 $1,757 $1,938
Fair Market Rents in Tolland County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$768 $960 $1,194 $1,496 $1,674

Cities In Tolland County

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City Listings Served By
Rockville 0
Vernon 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vernon is the Vernon Housing Authority.
Tolland 2
Coventry 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coventry is the Mansfield Housing Authority.
Storrs 1
Andover 1
Hebron 0
Stafford Springs 2
Willington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willington is the Mansfield Housing Authority.
Mansfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mansfield is the Mansfield Housing Authority.
Somers 2
Columbia 0
Vernon Town 0
Bolton 0
Ellington 0
Stafford 0
Union 0
Coventry Lake 0
Crystal Lake 0
Mansfield Center 0
South Coventry 0