NEW MILFORD AFFORDABLE HOUSING
What is Affordable Housing?
-The Federal Government defines housing as affordable if no more than 30% of a household's income is spent on housing costs. This includes, but is not limited to subsidized, low income, and workforce housing. Home ownership using CHAFA and USDA Loans will also be considered affordable housing so long as it meets the 30% or less requirement.
Helpful Links to Affordable Housing Applications and Information
Barton Commons Affordable Unit Application
Indian Fields and Brookside Commons
Butter Brook and Glen Ayre are two senior housing complexes located behind CVS -
Please contact them directly for housing applications.
Butter Brook - 860-355-0814
Glen Ayre - 860-350-6505
*Please Note: some properties do not allow copies of applications to be used and therefore must be contacted
directly for an official application packet*
To see New Milford's Affordable Housing Plan, Click here.
To see Connecticut Housing Data information, Click Here.
To search for affordable housing in Connecticut, Click Here.
For information on the Section 8 Waitlist, Click Here.
This Information will be kept up to date as new affordable housing becomes available.
New Milford Housing Partnership Committee Fact Sheet
- Identify housing needs and opportunities; explore the availability of property suitable
for affordable and workforce housing.
- Develop long-range affordable housing plans by reviewing zoning and other municipal regulations
that impact the availability and development of affordable and workforce housing.
- Explore and implement funding options for affordable and workforce housing development.
Reference: CT Department of Housing Connecticut Housing Partnership Program regulations Sec. 8-336f page 1 (10-96)
- Examine and Identify a variety of housing options for all ages and income levels while
maintaining community character and considering fiscal impacts.
- Ensure that any future or existing affordable/workforce housing options are aligned with the
community's goals of diversity and equity.
- Facilitate a network of community members and municipal leaders, nonprofit and for-profit developers
to increase affordable and workforce housing proactively.
- Create a constituency of advocates and experts to help provide support and guidance
to municipal officials, interested developers, and community members on affordable and
workforce housing development.
Committee Short Term Objectives
- Reach out to existing approved affordable housing projects that are not yet actively under construction
to determine existing barriers.
- Establish a New Milford Housing Trust Fund. It shall be a town-owned fund, specifically for collecting
and disbursing funds to develop affordable and workforce housing solutions
that meet our community's needs.
The New Milford Affordable Housing Trust Fund was established in Summer of 2021.
- Partner with local/regional nonprofit and for-profit developers and organizations interested in helping
New Milford meet its more diverse and affordable housing needs.
- Research existing municipal, vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties for possible affordable
- Research the use of Community Land Trusts and Land Banks as vehicles to purchase, manage
and redevelop land deed-restricted (60% AMI) affordable housing developments that are not
as fiscally feasible with for-profit/private developers.
- Provide updates to the community regarding affordable housing projects that are currently
available, as well as those under construction.
Long Term and ongoing Objectives
- Help to develop and implement an Affordable Housing Plan as required by CGS 8-30j, and
a Comprehensive Local Housing Strategy as per CGS8-336f. Based on that plan, recommend
municipal affordable housing strategy to complement the town's physical character.
We shall partner with the town zoning officer, mayor, town attorney, planning, and zoning committees
and seek community input on the strategy.
- Explore the adoption of an Incentive Housing Overlay Zone to provide workforce/affordable
housing in partnership with our town zoning officer, mayor, and planning and zoning committees.
- Continue funding of and research into the permanent financing of the
New Milford Housing Trust Fund.
- Continue informing and educating our community through our website and/or social media
about all of our affordable and workforce housing opportunities.
- Help to meet and surpass our goal of 10% of housing being considered diverse, equitable,
and of most of all, affordable by the State of CT statutes.
- Encourage incremental and sustainable growth and diversity of all housing types to keep in the
spirit of our town's love for open spaces and its physical charm and character.
Facts about New Milford Housing and Income
Connecticut Income Stats
Average renter wage
2-bedroom Housing wage
# of renter households
Regional Housing Wage
Stamford/Norwalk – HUD Metro
Danbury, CT HUD Metro
Southern Middlesex County
New Haven/Meriden HUD
As of 2020:
- Median housing prices in New Milford: $308,000
Minimum Household Income:
Current State recognized Affordable Housing projects in New Milford
Current Approved Under Construction or Undeveloped projects in New Milford
Additional Economic and Housing data
New Milford PFSC Housing Profile
New Milford CERC Profile