Affordable Housing in Norwalk
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 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.
To see where these units are in Norwalk, check out the workforce housing map viewer or click the house on the right to view map :
|Address||Building Name||Website||Contact Name||Contact Phone||Contact E-mail|
|1 Bates Court||SoNo One||Link|
|(203) 854-5851 x 208|
|1 Elmcrest Terrace||1 Elmcrest Terrace||Link|
|1 Glover Avenue||One Glover||Link|
|1 North Water St.||Ironworks||Link||Laura Forcier|
|11 Merwin St.||Tea Lofts - Waypoint||Link||Jennifer Roberts & Marysol Velez - Rodriguez||(203)-957-7771|
|121-123 Water St.||Harbourside SoNo||Link||Josephine Parker||(203) 957-7200|
|13 Day St.||Soundview Landing||Link|
|137 Washington St.||137 Washington St.||No Website|
|14-16 North Main St.||The Avrick||No Website||No Contact Person||No Phone Number||No Email|
|150 & 200 Glover Ave.||The Curb Buildings A,B&C||Link|
|19 Day St.||Maritime Village||Link||Laura Forcier||(203)-354-1556|
|20 Day St.||Soundview Landing||Link|
|204 Flax Hill Rd.||204 Flax Hill Rd.||Link||Rick Emery||(203) 900-4467|
|230 East Ave.||Brim & Crown||Link||Monique McClain||(203)-899-3172|
|26-36 Orchard St./2 Quincy St.||Quincy Lofts - Waypoint East Block||Link||Jennifer Roberts & Marysol Velez - Rodriguez|
|34 Oakwood Ave.||Point Rock at Oakwood||Link||Angeli Viruet|
|4, 10, & 15 West Main St.||Summerview Square||No Website||Jamilah Alexander||(203)-331-4770 x 1014|
|500-520 West Ave.||The Berkeley - Waypoint West Block||Link||Jennifer Roberts & Marysol Velez - Rodriguez|
|515 West Ave.||The Waypoint - Midblock||Link||Jennifer Roberts & Marysol Velez - Rodriguez|
|587 Connecticut Ave.||The Stonefield||Link||Bryan Dietz||(203)-354-9694|
|6 Smith St.||Head of the Harbor South||Link||Rich Brousseau||(203)-854-5851 x 208|
|747 Belden Ave.||Belden Square Apartments||Link||Angeli Viruet|
|8 Norden Place||Halstead Norwalk||Link||Dawn Wojciechowski||(203)-275-0871|
|80 Fair St.||Fair St. Apartments||Link||Patricia Rivera||(203)-998-0889 x 1524|
|99/101 Washington St.||The Pearl||Link||Angeli Viruet|
|3 East Wall Street||Wall Street Manor||Link||Tim DeBowes||(203) 687-1684|
|10 Willard Road||The Beacon Apartments||Link||Bryan Dietz||(203) 810-4114|
|1 Chestnut St/ 24 Monroe||The Platform||Link||Monique McClain||(203)-899-3172|
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 2023 qualifying incomes, by family size, are listed below. Check back in May 2024 to learn the 2024 qualifying incomes!
|Number of Persons in Family|
|2023 Maximum Incomes|