Westport, Connecticut Affordable Housing

Waiting Lists in Westport, Connecticut

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Westport. Go to the Connecticut Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Westport.

Finding Affordable Housing in Westport, Connecticut

There are 171 low-income apartments in Westport that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 58 low-income homes in Westport where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $583 towards rent each month.

Hidden Brook

1665 Post Rd E
Westport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Sasco Creek

1655 Post Rd East
Westport, Connecticut
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

The Village at Hales Court

Hales Ct
Westport, Connecticut

Homes With Hope

655 Post Rd E
Westport, Connecticut
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing

Canal Court Westport Elderly

1 Canal St
Westport, Connecticut
Rent Assisted
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Affordable rent data last confirmed on March 21st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing Near Westport

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City Apartments
Bridgeport, CT Affordable Housing programs support 49 apartment communities in Bridgeport.
Stamford, CT Affordable Housing programs support 43 apartment communities in Stamford.
Norwalk, CT Affordable Housing programs support 27 apartment communities in Norwalk.
Danbury, CT Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Danbury.
Greenwich, CT Affordable Housing programs support 11 apartment communities in Greenwich.

Westport, Connecticut Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Westport, Connecticut

Westport features 58 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 Westport, Connecticut

There are 171 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Westport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Westport, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Westport landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Westport.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Westport, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,817 and $2,221.

2023 Westport, 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
Westport, Connecticut Fair Market Rent $1,350 $1,622 $2,019 $2,573 $2,744
Westport, Connecticut Payment Standard Range $1,215 to $1,485 $1,460 to $1,784 $1,817 to $2,221 $2,316 to $2,830 $2,470 to $3,018

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Westport, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 229
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 58
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $162,907 ±$9,917
Median Rent $1,870 ±$449
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.28% ± 10.39pp
Total Population 27,343

Population and Household Demographics

Westport is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut with a population of 27,343. There are 9,740 households in the city with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 14.48% of households in Westport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Westport

The median gross income for households in Westport is $162,907 a year, or $13,576 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,870 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Westport, a household making less than $6,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Westport.

Area Median Income In Westport

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

In Westport, 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 Westport

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 Westport

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Westport 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 Westport 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 Westport 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