Hartford Housing Authority
180 John D. Wardlaw Way
Hartford, Hartford County, CT

860-723-8410 http://www.hartfordhousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Hartford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 16th, 2016.

The Hartford Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis for households that meet the chronically homeless preference. This waiting list opened on July 22, 2016, and is open indefinitely.


Please note: This waiting list is closed to the general public. Further explanation of the chronically homeless preference can be found here.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the pre-application online here. Scroll down to the section titled pre-application form. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish.
  2. Pick up a pre-application at the Journey Home office, located at 255 Main St, 2nd floor, Hartford, CT 06106, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to:

COH Chronically Homeless Preference Waiting List
c/o Journey Home
255 Main Street, 2nd Fl
Hartford, CT 06106

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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, visit the HHA website, or call the office at (860) 723-8410.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Hartford Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update October 6th, 2015.

The Hartford Housing Authority (HHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior/disabled households.


Please note: Only the 1-bedroom waiting list is currently open at this time.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the pre-application online here.
  2. Pick up a pre-application at the HHA office, located at 180 John D. Wardlaw Way, Hartford, CT 06106, during normal office hours.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address above.

If a member of the household is disabled and requires reasonable accommodation for these services, contact the HHA Section 504 Coordinator at (860) 723-8462.

The following documentation is required when submitting the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all members of the household, photo ID for all adult (18+) members of the household.

For more information, visit the HHA website, or call the office at (860) 723-8410.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Hartford Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 14 projects which contain 1,249 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,267 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Hartford Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Hartford Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (36%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (64%) to that of all housing authorities in Connecticut, Hartford Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Connecticut.

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, Hartford Housing Authority scored an average of 87 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 76 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

Hartford 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 Hartford Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/22/11 Plan
2011 1/14/11 Plan
2010 3/3/10 Plan
2009 12/18/08 Plan
2008 12/20/07 Plan
2007 12/18/06 Plan
2006 8/23/06 Plan
2005 3/9/05 Plan
2004 4/30/04 Plan
2003 2/4/03 Plan
2002 6/11/02 Plan
2001 1/17/01 Plan
2000 6/26/00 Plan