Housing Authority of the City of Danbury
2 Mill Ridge Road
Danbury, Fairfield County, CT

203-744-2500 http://www.hacdct.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on February 23rd, 2016.

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for nearly two weeks in March 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery by May 1, 2015.

For more information, visit the HACD website, or call the office at (203) 744-2500.


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

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update March 16th, 2016.

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.


For more information, visit the HACD website, or call the office at (203) 744-2500.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 402 affordable rental units. It also administers 802 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Danbury is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Danbury between Public Housing Units (33%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (67%) to that of all housing authorities in Connecticut, Housing Authority of the City of Danbury 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 the City of Danbury scored an average of 62 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 81 in 2007 and a low score of 26 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

Housing Authority of the City of Danbury 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 Housing Authority of the City of Danbury.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/11/12 Plan
2011 1/31/11 Plan
2010 2/24/10 Plan
2009 4/17/09 Plan
2008 6/20/08 Plan
2007 6/29/07 Plan
2006 2/16/06 Plan
2005 10/3/05 Plan
2004 10/13/05 Plan
2003 10/24/03 Plan
2002 1/11/02 Plan
2001 12/21/01 Plan
2000 4/14/00 Plan