Affordable Housing In Willimantic
Windham County, Connecticut

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Willimantic

ArtSpace Windham

480 Main St
Willimantic, Connecticut
1-3 BR

Cedarwoods Apartments

200 Cameo Drive
Willimantic, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1 BR


466 Ash St
Willimantic, Connecticut

Hevrin Terrace

71 Keating St
Willimantic, Connecticut

Windham Heights Apartments

202 Scott Rd
Willimantic, Connecticut

Village Heights

4 Cameo Dr
Willimantic, Connecticut

Pleasant St House

306 Pleasant St
Willimantic, Connecticut
Elderly Supportive Housing

Brick Row Apartments

25 Vermont Dr
Willimantic, Connecticut

John J. Ashton Towers

621 Valley St
Willimantic, Connecticut


441 Ash Street
Willimantic, Connecticut

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Willimantic, 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 Willimantic, Connecticut

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Willimantic, Connecticut

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,247 affordable apartments for rent in Willimantic, Connecticut.

Income Based Apartments in Willimantic, Connecticut

Willimantic features 1,107 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 Willimantic, Connecticut

There are 140 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Willimantic.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Willimantic, Connecticut

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Willimantic landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Willimantic.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Willimantic, Connecticut for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,225 and $1,497.

2023 Willimantic, 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
Willimantic, Connecticut Fair Market Rent $1,027 $1,034 $1,361 $1,695 $2,211
Willimantic, Connecticut Payment Standard Range $924 to $1,130 $931 to $1,137 $1,225 to $1,497 $1,526 to $1,865 $1,990 to $2,432

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Willimantic, CT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,247
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,107
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 63.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $34,444 ±$4,736
Median Rent $777 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.86% ± 6.89pp
Total Population 17,411

Population and Household Demographics

Willimantic is a city in Windham County, Connecticut with a population of 17,411. There are 5,703 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 63.25% of households in Willimantic are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Willimantic

The median gross income for households in Willimantic is $34,444 a year, or $2,870 a month. The median rent for the city is $777 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Willimantic, a household making less than $2,590 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Willimantic.

Area Median Income In Willimantic

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 Willimantic, the AMI is calculated from all households within Windham County.

In Willimantic, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,800

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 Willimantic

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 Willimantic

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Willimantic AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Willimantic AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Willimantic AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050