Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In West Hartford
Hartford County, Connecticut

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Hartford

West Hartford Fellowship

20 Starkel Rd
West Hartford, Connecticut
Studio-1 BR

41 West Beacon St

41 West Beacon St, West Hartford
West Hartford, Connecticut
Income Based
1-2 BR
Market Rate

1062 Boulevard

1062 Boulevard
West Hartford, Connecticut
Income Based
1-2 BR
Market Rate

The Elms

1078 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut

Federation Square Apartments

2 Starkel Rd
West Hartford, Connecticut

Oak Hill Independent Housing of West Hartford, Inc

100 Beverly Rd
West Hartford, Connecticut
Disabled Supportive Housing

Alfred E. Plant

759 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, Connecticut
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve West Hartford

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Hartford, Connecticut

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 406 affordable apartments for rent in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in West Hartford, Connecticut

West Hartford features 197 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 West Hartford, Connecticut

There are 209 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Hartford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Hartford, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Hartford landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in West Hartford.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Hartford, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,107 and $1,353.

2020 West Hartford, 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
Fair Market Rent $801 $993 $1,230 $1,533 $1,757
Payment Standard Range $721 to $881 $894 to $1,092 $1,107 to $1,353 $1,380 to $1,686 $1,581 to $1,933

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Hartford, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 406
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 197
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $86,569 ±$3,541
Median Rent $1,211 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.89% ± 4.06pp
Total Population 63,288

Population and Household Demographics

West Hartford is a city in Hartford County, Connecticut with a population of 63,288. There are 24,935 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 28% of households in West Hartford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Hartford

The median gross income for households in West Hartford is $86,569 a year, or $7,214 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,211 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Hartford, a household making less than $4,037 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.89% of households who rent are overburdened in West Hartford.

Area Median Income In West Hartford

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 West Hartford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hartford County.

In West Hartford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,400

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 West Hartford

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 West Hartford

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,600 $24,650 $27,750 $30,800 $33,300 $35,750 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,950 $41,050 $46,200 $51,300 $55,450 $59,550 $63,650 $67,750
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650