Housing Authority of New Haven
360 Orange Street
New Haven, New Haven County, CT

203-498-8800 | http://www.elmcitycommunities.com

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Housing Authority of the City of New Haven will accept applications for their Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program from January 26th, 2015 through February 6th, 2015.

Applications are available through two websites: http://cthcvp.org and http://elmcitycommunities.com 

HANH Will construct the waiting list with a lottery system and will conduct lotteries through the upcoming year as needed. 

Mail in applications may also be requested by contacting the housing authority. Mailed applications must be postmarked before February 6th. 

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of New Haven administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 40 projects which contain 2,492 affordable rental units. It also administers 4,479 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of New Haven is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 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 Housing Authority of New Haven between Public Housing Units (36%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (64%) to that of all housing authorities in Connecticut, Housing Authority of New Haven 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, Housing Authority of New Haven scored an average of 41 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 86 in 2004 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

Housing Authority of New Haven 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Housing Authority of New Haven manages 29 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 77. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of New Haven range from a high of 99 to a low of 35.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of New Haven portfolio is Monterey 2 and the lowest scoring property is Westville Manor.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 79% of properties managed by Housing Authority of New Haven have a passing score.

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

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 Housing Authority of New Haven.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2001 9/28/01 Plan
2000 9/22/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


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