Affordable Housing in Norwalk

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I want to live in Norwalk... now what?

Norwalk is a wonderful place to live. The great public schools, access to beaches, hiking trails, and the Metro North Train Line, paired with our walkable downtown provides something for everyone. We want to make Norwalk an accessible place to live for anyone and everyone who wants to live here. The webpage below will provide information regarding the housing options available in Norwalk.

Low Income Housing

Low Income housing is available for those making less than 30% of the State Median income, as defined annually by HUD is available through the Norwalk Housing Authority. The Norwalk Housing Authority provides a live map of these properties, here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers are available to qualified individuals and families to use for rent expenses in market rate units throughout Fairfield County. The vouches are distributed through the Norwalk Housing Authority. A list of units accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers throughout Fairfield County is available here.

Workforce Housing

Workforce housing is a program administered through the Planning & Zoning Office in Norwalk. The Workforce Housing program requires all new developments in Norwalk building 3 units or more to set aside 10% of their building's units as "Workforce Housing". This housing typology is directed towards those making 60-80% of the State Median Income or less, as defined annually by HUD. A maximum rent rate is set by the State for these units, annually, and is intended to be affordable to those who qualify, by capping the rent at no more than 30% of the qualifying income. It also encourages mixed-income housing throughout the municipality. Workforce housing is typically offered in the form of studio to three bedroom apartment units throughout the municipality. 

Currently, the following buildings include Workforce Housing Units. Line items in bold currently have workforce housing units available. All other buildings should accept your application as part of their wait-list program.  To apply, contact the building's leasing agent or administrator directly.

AddressBuilding NameWebsiteContact NameContact Phone Contact E-mail
1 Bates CourtSoNo OneLink
Rich Brousseau
(203) 854-5851 x 208Email
1 Elmcrest Terrace1 Elmcrest TerraceLink
Rick Emery
(203) 900-4467Email
1 Glover AvenueOne GloverLinkMichael Morris
(203) 359-6940 x 1750
Email
1 North Water St.IronworksLinkLaura Forcier
(203)-354-1556
Email
11 Merwin St.Tea Lofts - WaypointLinkDani Lightfoot(203)-838-8881Email
121-123 Water St.Harbourside SoNoLinkJosephine ParkerNo Phone NumberEmail
13 Day St.Soundview LandingLinkToni Hernandez(203)-714-8060Email
137 Washington St.137 Washington St.No WebsiteNo Contact PersonNo Phone NumberNo Email
14-16 North Main St.The AvrickNo WebsiteNo Contact PersonNo Phone NumberNo Email
150 & 200 Glover Ave.The Curb Buildings A&BLinkMichael Morris(203) 359-6940 x 1750Email
19 Day St.Maritime VillageLinkLaura Forcier203-354-1556Email
20 Day St.Soundview LandingLinkToni Hernandez(203)-714-8060Email
204 Flax Hill Rd.204 Flax Hill Rd.LinkRick Emery(203) 900-4467Email
230 East Ave.Brim & CrownLinkDaniel Mercede(203)-899-3172Email
26-36 Orchard St./2 Quincy St.Quincy Lofts - Waypoint East BlockLinkDani Lightfoot(203)-838-8881Email
34 Oakwood Ave.Point Rock at OakwoodLinkRatita Dennis(203) 359-6940 x 1754Email
4, 10, & 15 West Main St.Summerview SquareNo WebsiteAngela Lepore(203)-354-0213Email
500-520 West Ave.The Berkeley - Waypoint West BlockLinkDani Lightfoot

(203)-838-8881

Email
515 West Ave.The Waypoint - MidblockLinkDani Lightfoot(203)-838-8881

Email
587 Connecticut Ave.The StonefieldLinkBryan Dietz(203)-354-9694Email
6 Smith St.Head of the Harbor SouthLinkRich Brousseau(203) 854-5851 x 208Email
747 Belden Ave.Belden Square ApartmentsLinkRatita Dennis(203) 359-6940 x 1754Email
8 Norden PlaceAvalon East NorwalkLinkCameron Hunter(475) 766-7308Email
80  Fair St.Fair St. ApartmentsLinkPatricia Rivera(203)-998-0889 x 1524Email
99/101 Washington St.The PearlLinkRolla Ortiz(203) 853-4663Email


Market Rate Housing

The City of Norwalk has a variety of market rate housing available to meet the needs of different households types and sizes. Our urban core includes a number of newer multi-family apartment buildings and condominiums ranging in size from studio to three bedrooms. Those looking to live in a town house or single family home can also find what they're looking for in Norwalk. The outer limits of our city include beachfront cottages and single family homes surrounded by forests and streams. To access market rate housing in Norwalk, a simple online search or conversation with a local real estate agent will send you in the right direction.

I have a concern about my current living conditions... who should I contact?

If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any way related to housing, please take a look at Norwalk's Fair Housing website. Norwalk's Fair Housing Officer, Margaret Suib, Esq. can assist you in trying to resolve the issue and/or filing a housing discrimination complaint.

How do I know if I qualify for Workforce Housing?

Many people are surprised to learn that they qualify for Workforce Housing!  The 2022 qualifying incomes, by household size, are listed below.  Check back in May 2023 to learn the 2023 qualifying incomes!


Number of Persons in Family
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2022 Qualifying Income
$63,056
$72,064
$81,072
$90,080
$97,286
$104,493
$101,699
$118,900