Affordable Apartments, Comfortable Living

Hill Top Homes sits peacefully on top of a rolling hillside overlooking the Five Mile River only a quarter-mile walk to the center of Rowayton village, which is a community within the City of Norwalk, Connecticut. Hill Top is a smoke-free environment with 24 newly-renovated apartments designed for easy, comfortable living.

Constructed in 1986, Hill Top Homes, (whose legal name is Rowayton Senior Housing Corporation), has provided HUD-subsidized housing for seniors and persons with disabilities.


Many of the residents have lived and raised their families in the surrounding communities and have found Hill Top to be the perfect retirement solution. They can stay close to family and friends yet avoid the burden of maintaining a house. Others have moved here from more distant locations to enjoy their retirement years near their children and grandchildren.

Hill Top has an impressive history that began with land given by the United Church of Rowayton. With the cooperation of Federal, State, and City agencies, this housing community represents a combined accomplishment of the private and public sectors.


More than just a place to live, Hill Top is an active and vibrant community that enjoys the support and involvement of individuals and organizations dedicated to the quality of life for its residents.                                          

Features at

Hill Top Homes

  • Two-story elevator building

  • 22 One-bedroom apartments

  • 2 Two-bedroom apartments

  • 2 community rooms

  • Thermal insulated windows

  • Range and refrigerator

  • Wall to wall carpeting

  • Full bath and shower

  • Emergency call system

  • Sprinkler fire suppression system

  • Security intercom

  • Heating and Air conditioning

  • Master TV connections for off-air channels

  • Smoke-free environment

  • On-site parking

  • Laundry room on each floor

  • Telephone, cable and internet are available at resident cost.


Hilltop Homes is currently managed by Elderly House Management (EHM), a full-service property management firm that specializes in low-income senior housing programs in Connecticut including USDA-RD, HUD Section 8, 202, 236, low-income tax credit and congregate housing.


Hilltop Homes also has a Board of dedicated volunteers who provides ongoing stewardship and guidance to EHM in the management and maintenance of the apartment facility. The Board of Directors meets monthly, and actively works with EHM to ensure that the residents have a safe, comfortable and affordable place to live.


A Resident Services Coordinator visits Hill Top Homes weekly to provide programs, as well as to ensure residents receive the assistance for which they are eligible under various Government and other programs.

Where We Live

Hill Top Homes

212 Rowayton Avenue

Rowayton, CT 06853

Phone 203.866.8447

Fax 203.857.0026

TDD 800.842.9710

Fair Housing Information:

“We are Equal Opportunity Housing Providers and Employers.  The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.  Complaints of discrimination may be forwarded to the Fair Housing Administrator, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.  20410, Phone 1-800-669-9777.”  Connecticut law also prohibits discrimination in all of the above categories plus these additional categories:  sex, ancestry, marital status, age (except minors, and except where program regulations restrict the housing to an age-specific category), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legal source of income, and veteran status.  Complaints of discrimination may be forwarded to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities at 860-541-3400.


We do not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, our federally assisted programs and activities.