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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

 

Committee Focus:

 

  • 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)



Committee Goals:

 

  • 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

housing re/development. 

  • 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

 

Minimum Wage

$13.00

Average renter wage

$17.53

2-bedroom Housing wage

$25.40

# of renter households

454,957

% renters

33%


Regional Housing Wage

 

CT Areas

Housing Wage

Stamford/Norwalk – HUD Metro

$36.25

Danbury, CT HUD Metro

$30.44

Southern Middlesex County

$27.44

New Haven/Meriden HUD

$26.98



As of 2020:

Housing Prices:

  • Median housing prices in New Milford:  $308,000

Minimum Household Income:

  • New Milford:  $80,000

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