Naugatuck Housing Authority
16 Ida Street
Naugatuck, New Haven County, CT


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

The Naugatuck Housing Authority (NHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in August 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Naugatuck, CT is about 15 miles north of New Haven, CT.

To apply, the pre-application was available online only in English and Spanish.

Once the pre-application was completed, it must have been mailed to the NHA, and postmarked between the opening dates.

The NHA placed 500 qualified applicants on the waiting list by random lottery.

Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list will be notified by mail by September 30, 2015.

For more information, visit the NHA website, or call the office at (203) 729-8214.

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
ClosedOpenNot Applicable

The Naugatuck Housing Authority (NHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior/disabled households. 

Please note: The waiting list for families is currently closed.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the NHA office, located at 16 Ida St., Naugatuck, CT, during normal office hours to pick up a pre-application.
  2. Call (203) 729-8214 to have a pre-application mailed to you.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to address listed above. 

Please include these copies with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Sards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The NHA has identified the following preferences: Veteran, elderly, and disabled.

For more information, the NHA can be reached by calling (203) 729-8214 during normal office hours.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Naugatuck Housing Authority operates 136 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Naugatuck Housing Authority public housing units range from 1 bedroom apartments to 3 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 76% 1 bedroom apartments, 12% 2 bedroom apartments and 13% 3 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Naugatuck Housing Authority’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 128 out of a total 136 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 5.88%.

Family Type

Of the 123 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 94 (76.42%) were elderly, 29 (23.58%) were non-elderly, 100 (81.3%) were disabled, 22 (17.89%) contained children and 20 (16.26%) 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Naugatuck Housing Authority’s public housing developments is $523.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $344. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $217. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $433. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $0.

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 Naugatuck Housing Authority portfolio, 4% of households identified as Black, 96% identified as White, and 2% 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority properties, 54 were Extremely Low Income, 45 were Very Low Income, 25 were Low Income and 3 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Naugatuck Housing Authority properties is $22,024. Of all public housing residents, 0% have no income and 34% earn more than $25,000 while 66% 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority public housing 19% have wage income, 6% have welfare income, 85% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 22% 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 127 households containing 198 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 1.6.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 17.89% of households included children. Across all household members in Naugatuck Housing Authority public houins units 6.1% are aged zero to five and 13.6% are aged 6 to 17.

56.1% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 24.2% 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority public housing communities. 16.54% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 9.45% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 74.01% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Naugatuck Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 136 affordable rental units. It also administers 249 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Naugatuck Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Naugatuck Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (35%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (65%) to that of all housing authorities in Connecticut, Naugatuck Housing Authority 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 (, 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, Naugatuck Housing Authority scored an average of 80 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 56 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

Naugatuck Housing Authority 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 (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

As of the last set of publicly available data, Naugatuck Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 90. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, George B. Lewis II has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 1/26/10 Plan
2008 12/21/07 Plan
2007 12/12/06 Plan
2006 11/21/05 Plan
2005 12/15/04 Plan
2004 11/13/03 Plan
2003 3/21/03 Plan
2002 1/7/02 Plan
2001 1/3/01 Plan
2000 4/14/00 Plan