The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency is committed to expanding the availability of high-quality housing choices for residents across the economic spectrum and ensuring that resources are available to keep existing housing up to date. We provide property owners, tenants, and developers with public and private grants and loans for a variety of needs, from small fixes to major renovations.
As funding allows, we offer grants to tenants and homeowners for home modifications related to accessibility for disabled people. Accessibility Grants can be used for wheelchair ramps and grab-bar installations, among other things. Please see the Program Guidelines and Program Website for further information.
Norwalk offers a variety of affordable rental and for sale properties for income-qualifying households. The list is updated annually. Please contact the properties directly to inquire about your eligibility and the availability of units. Please review the Affordable Housing Inventory for more information.
The South Norwalk Renovation Program acquires and renovates small multi-family properties within Norwalk’s Transit-Oriented Development area. The renovated properties are then sold to low- or moderate-income buyers who live in one of the units and generate income by renting the other units in their building to low-income households. Eligible buyers receive landlord entrepreneurship training from the Housing Development Fund. This program is funded by generous grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority. For more information please see the Program Guidelines.
The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency provides grants of up to $25,000 for residential façade improvements in the Choice Neighborhood / Washington Village. These grants, which will help preserve the neighborhood’s historic features, are part of a larger initiative to replace the existing Washington Village public housing with a mixed-income residential community. Please see the Program Guidelines for more information.
The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency provides very low-interest rate loans to income-qualified households for urgent home repairs. These loans, along with significant technical support, help homeowners to preserve and protect the integrity of their homes for years to come. This revolving loan fund has been established with monies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. You can learn more in the Program Guidelines.
For further information about affordable housing resources please reference the affordable housing guide that is available at https://creditcritics.com/affordable-housing/. The website outlines pertinent affordable housing information, loan options, as well as state and federal programs that are available.
To learn more about the costs of developing affordable housing and the effects of subsidies, tax credits, and land values on those costs visit http://apps.urban.org/features/cost-of-affordable-housing/. The model presented allows the site visitor to come up with solutions to create more economically feasible affordable housing.