Enfield Housing Authority
1 Pearson Way
Enfield, Hartford County, CT


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Enfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 26th, 2015.

The Enfield Housing Authority (EHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in August 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Enfield, CT is about 20 miles north of Hartford, CT.

There are two ways to apply in 2015:
  1. Download the pre-application online, then print and complete. The pre-application was available in English and Spanish
  2. Obtain a pre-application at the EHA office.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the EHA office.

Please note: If a letter was postmarked earlier than the opening date, or after the closing date, it was not accepted. No walk in, phone, fax or voicemail pre-applications were accepted. 

Only one pre-application per family were accepted. Duplicate applications were disqualified.

Only envelopes with one application were accepted. Envelopes with more than one pre-application inside were disqualified.

No preferences were identified.

The EHA placed 250 households on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, call the EHA office at (860) 745-7493.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Enfield Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 136 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Enfield Housing Authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Enfield 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, Enfield Housing Authority scored an average of 69 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2003 and a low score of 0 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

Enfield Housing Authority has an average score that is less 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 Enfield Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 11/5/09 Plan
2008 11/20/07 Plan
2007 12/12/06 Plan
2006 12/21/05 Plan
2005 12/15/04 Plan
2004 12/30/03 Plan
2003 12/31/02 Plan
2002 8/15/02 Plan
2001 4/25/02 Plan
2000 6/6/00 Plan