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

860-723-8400

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14

Public Housing Projects

1,249

Public Housing Units

2,267

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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

860-723-8400

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Hartford 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, Housing Authority of the City of Hartford 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 Housing Authority of the City of Hartford between Public Housing Units (36%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (64%) to that of all housing authorities in Connecticut, Housing Authority of the City of Hartford 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 Hartford scored an average of 87 points. 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Hartford 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Hartford manages 6 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 80. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Hartford range from a high of 99 to a low of 51.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Hartford 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 Housing Authority of the City of Hartford 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. Housing Authority of the City of Hartford owns and manages 1249 public housing units in 14 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of the City of Hartford 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 Housing Authority of the City of Hartford.

Approved Plan PDF Document
1/30/13 Plan
12/22/11 Plan
1/14/11 Plan
3/3/10 Plan
12/18/08 Plan
12/20/07 Plan
12/18/06 Plan
8/23/06 Plan
3/9/05 Plan
4/30/04 Plan
2/4/03 Plan
6/11/02 Plan
1/17/01 Plan
6/26/00 Plan