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

860-723-8400 http://www.hartfordhousing.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Hartford Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened for two weeks in June 2015.

This was a random lottery drawing, where 700 families were selected to be added to the waiting list. Applicants were placed on the waiting list in random order based on the lottery drawing.

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.

Applications were also accepted in person at the HHA office from 8:30 am on June 1, 2015 until 4:30 pm on June 12, 2015.

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.

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 Statuses

Family Senior Other
ClosedClosedNot Applicable

The Hartford Housing Authority is currently not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Hartford Housing Authority manages 6 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 80. The scores for properties managed by Hartford Housing Authority range from a high of 99 to a low of 51.

The highest scoring property in the Hartford Housing Authority portfolio is New Dutch Point Phase II and the lowest scoring property is Nelton Court.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 83% of properties managed by Hartford Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Hartford Housing Authority owns and manages 1249 public housing units in 14 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Hartford Housing Authority is $373.00 compared to the state average of $409.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Connecticut ranges from a low of $257.00 to a high of $768.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


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