RENTAL HOUSING - SECTION 8 PROJECT BASED
Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD), the U.S
Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Connecticut
Department of Economic and Community
Development (DECD) and the Connecticut
Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) provide
funding for privately owned subsidized housing.
Day-to-day management is handled by the property
owner and/or manager, which may be a for-profit
or a non-profit developer.
Privately owned low income housing
is rental housing where the federal and/or state
government provides subsidies directly to the
property developer/owner. The property owner
applies those subsidies to the rents he/she
charges income eligible families, older adults,
and people with disabilities who need housing at
a below-market rate rent. Most of the HUD funded
rental housing is referred to as Section 8
Project Based housing, but the subsidy is for
the property ("non-portable"), unlike the
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program which
is to the renter ("portable"). HUD also has
other funding programs (Section 202, Section
221, Section 235, Section 236) to fund privately
owned subsidized housing. Other agencies that
have funding programs for privately owned
subsidized rental housing are USDA, DECD, and
CHFA. This type of subsidized housing may be
found throughout Connecticut, and some
developments may be limited to elderly and
disabled people, while others will be open to
families with children, elderly and disabled
people, and in some cases single adults.
- Generally, renters pay between
30%-40% of household income for their rent.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Each program may have different
maximum income limits, and these limits will
vary from one part of Connecticut to another.
Generally, the income limit is at or under 50%
of the State Area Median Income. See HUD's area
median income chart for Connecticut at http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/il/il12/ct.pdf
NOTE: there is no asset limit for
households applying for a Section 8 subsidized
rental. Also, a housing development may have
other eligibility requirements. Contact the
property owner/manager for specific information.
HOW TO APPLY
Contact the property owner/manager
for application information.
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: July2012