Waterbury Housing Authority
2 Lakewood Road, Waterbury, Connecticut 06704

203-596-2640

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Waterbury Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 783 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,809 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Waterbury Housing Authority 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 Waterbury Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (22%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (78%) to that of all housing authorities in Connecticut, Waterbury Housing Authority has a smaller 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, Waterbury Housing Authority scored an average of 86 points. The housing authority had a high score of 93 in 2004 and a low score of 77 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

Waterbury 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 (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.

Waterbury Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 74. The scores for properties managed by Waterbury Housing Authority range from a high of 84 to a low of 56.

The highest scoring property in the Waterbury Housing Authority portfolio is Austin Rd & S End Turnky and the lowest scoring property is Berkeley Heights.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 67% of properties managed by Waterbury Housing Authority 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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5

Public Housing Projects

783

Public Housing Units

2809

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type