Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership
75 DeMaio Drive
Milford, New Haven County, CT

203-877-3223

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

The Milford (CT) Redevelopment & Housing Partnership (MRHP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is now closed; it was open between Thursday, March 19th and Saturday, March 21st.

A pre-application form was available on March 19, 2015 at www.cthcvp.org and at the housing authority's office and here:
  • Milford Mirror - 3/19/15 published newspaper
  • New Haven Register - 3/19/15 published newspaper
  • many Milford community service agencies

MHRP will accept 500 pre-applications and only through the mail; you cannot submit them by hand delivery or fax or if the form is not legible. The pre-application form will state the specifics of the mailing address and additional important information.

It was a random drawing and the waiting list will be drawn on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2 pm EST in the Community Room at 75 DeMaio Drive, Milford, CT 06460.

Preferences will be given to applicants that are elderly, disabled, single, displaced or a family regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, is 18+ years of age or an emancipated minor, a citizen or non-citizen with eligible immigration status, can pass a criminal history screening and income limit.



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
ClosedOpen SoonNot Applicable

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


The housing authority has indicated the senior public housing waiting list may be opening in this summer of 2015.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership operates 330 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership public housing units range from studio apartments to 3 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 30% studio apartments, 49% 1 bedroom apartments, 11% 2 bedroom apartments and 9% 3 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 319 out of a total 330 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 3.33%.

Family Type

Of the 284 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 109 (38.38%) were elderly, 175 (61.62%) were non-elderly, 224 (78.87%) were disabled, 52 (18.31%) contained children and 49 (17.25%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership’s public housing developments is $443.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $293. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $312. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $625. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $192.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership portfolio, 14% of households identified as Black, 84% identified as White, and 6% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership properties, 241 were Extremely Low Income, 59 were Very Low Income, 17 were Low Income and 3 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership properties is $16,376. Of all public housing residents, 2% have no income and 14% earn more than $25,000 while 84% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership public housing 24% have wage income, 54% have welfare income, 82% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 9% have other income and 0% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 320 households containing 490 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 1.5.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 18.31% of households included children. Across all household members in Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership public houins units 4.9% are aged zero to five and 17.1% are aged 6 to 17.

32% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 45.9% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership public housing communities. 22.19% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 6.88% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 70.93% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 6 projects which contain 330 affordable rental units. It also administers 266 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership 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 Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership between Public Housing Units (55%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (45%) to that of all housing authorities in Connecticut, Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership 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, Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership scored an average of 64 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 76 in 2008 and a low score of 46 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership 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.

Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership manages 6 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 76. The scores for properties managed by Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership range from a high of 95 to a low of 56.

The highest scoring property in the Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership portfolio is Alan Jepson Manor and the lowest scoring property is Demaio Gardens.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 83% of properties managed by Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership 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 Milford Redevelopment And Housing Partnership.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 3/19/12 Plan
2011 3/25/11 Plan
2010 3/19/10 Plan
2009 3/31/09 Plan
2008 3/12/08 Plan
2007 3/28/07 Plan
2006 4/5/06 Plan
2004 4/2/04 Plan
2003 10/17/03 Plan
2002 4/16/02 Plan
2001 3/22/01 Plan
2000 5/5/00 Plan