East Haven Housing Authority
250 Main Street
East Haven, New Haven County, CT

203-468-3287 http://www.townofeasthavenct.org/housing-authority

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Opening Soon

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the East Haven Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on May 24th, 2016.

The East Haven Housing Authority (EHHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from June 6, 2016 at 9:00 am, until June 8, 2016 at 11:59 pm ET.


East Haven, CT is about 5 miles east of New Haven, CT.

Please note: Applicants will be placed on this waiting list by random lottery, meaning the time you submit this application has no effect on your position on the waiting list. There are cases of applicants flooding the website as soon as a scheduled online waiting list opens, causing the website to crash for a period of time. If the website is down, it will eventually be back up to accept applications.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online pre-application here. Computers, laptops, smart phones, and tablets may be used to access the pre-application. The pre-application is available online only. Only one pre-application per household will be accepted.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer, or one at a local library.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application can can call 1 (800) 560-7268 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

The following documentation is required when submitting the pre-application: Name, Social Security Number, birth date, and income of all members of the household.

No preferences have been identified.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, read the EHHA public notice (not accessible on the Google Chrome browser), visit the EHHA website, or call the office at (203) 468-3287.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The East Haven Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 46 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, East Haven Housing Authority is designated as Very Small, meaning it administers 1 - 49 Section 8 vouchers.

East Haven Housing Authority is among the 33% of Connecticut housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, East Haven Housing Authority scored an average of 101 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2003 and a low score of 96 in 2009. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

East Haven Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Connecticut housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for East Haven Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 6/14/11 Plan
2010 6/29/10 Plan
2008 7/25/08 Plan
2007 6/21/07 Plan
2006 4/28/06 Plan
2005 5/4/05 Plan
2004 6/28/04 Plan
2003 6/10/03 Plan
2002 5/9/02 Plan
2001 5/4/01 Plan
2000 12/19/00 Plan