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

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

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

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 October 6th, 2015.

The Hartford Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in June 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


To apply in 2015, the pre-application was available online and at the HHA office.

700 qualified applicants were placed onto the waiting list by random lottery.

Mailed pre-applications must have been postmarked between June 1, 2015 and June 12, 2015. If the application was postmarked outside of this date range, it was not considered.

If you did not receive notice that your name was selected in the random lottery drawing by July 31, 2015, your name was not drawn and you were not selected to be added to the waiting list.

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


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.

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