Housing Authority of the City of New Britain
16 Armistice Street, New Britain, Connecticut 06053

860-225-3534

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of New Britain administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 8 projects which contain 803 affordable rental units. It also administers 851 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of New Britain 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 Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of New Britain between Public Housing Units (49%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (51%) to that of all housing authorities in Connecticut, Housing Authority of the City of New Britain 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 New Britain scored an average of 81 points. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2009 and a low score of 52 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

Housing Authority of the City of New Britain 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 New Britain manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 57. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of New Britain range from a high of 69 to a low of 50.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of New Britain portfolio is Elderly And Bond Street and the lowest scoring property is Mount Pleasant.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 33% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of New Britain have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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8

Public Housing Projects

803

Public Housing Units

851

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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