Housing Authority of the City of Meriden
PO Box 911
Meriden, New Haven County, CT

203-235-0157

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Public Housing Projects

359

Public Housing Units

726

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Housing Authority of the City of Meriden
PO Box 911
Meriden, New Haven County, CT

203-235-0157

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Meriden administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 359 affordable rental units. It also administers 726 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Meriden 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 Meriden 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 Meriden 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 Meriden scored an average of 94 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 89 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

Housing Authority of the City of Meriden 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 Meriden manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 37. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Meriden range from a high of 39 to a low of 35.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Meriden portfolio is Mills Memorial and the lowest scoring property is Community Towers.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 0% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Meriden 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 Meriden owns and manages 359 public housing units in 4 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of the City of Meriden is $257.00 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)