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Affordable Housing In West Haven
New Haven County, Connecticut

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Haven

Meadow Landing Apartments

397 Meadowbrook Ct
West Haven, Connecticut
Accepts Vouchers

Rolling Ridge Apartments

15 Ridge Ct E
West Haven, Connecticut
Accepts Vouchers

Spring Heights

23 Glade St
West Haven, Connecticut

Morrissey Manor

1187 Campbell Ave
West Haven, Connecticut

Surfside 200 Highrise

200 Oak St
West Haven, Connecticut
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Housing Authorities that serve West Haven

Housing Authority Programs
Savin Rock Communities Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Haven, Connecticut

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,027 affordable apartments for rent in West Haven, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in West Haven, Connecticut

West Haven features 617 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 Haven, Connecticut

There are 410 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Haven.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Haven, Connecticut

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Haven, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,238 and $1,514.

2020 West Haven, 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 $897 $1,118 $1,376 $1,715 $2,143
Payment Standard Range $807 to $987 $1,006 to $1,230 $1,238 to $1,514 $1,544 to $1,887 $1,929 to $2,357

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Haven, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 1,027
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 617
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $50,846 ±$2,237
Median Rent $1,084 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.21% ± 5.55pp
Total Population 55,189

Population and Household Demographics

West Haven is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut with a population of 55,189. There are 20,137 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 44.83% of households in West Haven are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Haven

The median gross income for households in West Haven is $50,846 a year, or $4,237 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,084 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Haven, a household making less than $3,613 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.21% of households who rent are overburdened in West Haven.

Area Median Income In West Haven

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 Haven, the AMI is calculated from all households within New Haven County.

In West Haven, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $108,200

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 Haven

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 Haven

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $44,120
50% of Median $37,900 $43,300 $48,700 $54,100 $58,450 $62,800 $67,100 $71,450
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650