West Haven Housing Authority
15 Glade Street, West Haven, Connecticut 06516

203-934-8671

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The West Haven Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 611 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,119 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, West Haven 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 Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of West Haven Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (35%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (65%) to that of all housing authorities in Connecticut, West Haven 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 (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, West Haven Housing Authority scored an average of 86 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2006 and a low score of 48 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

West Haven 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.

West Haven Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 83. The scores for properties managed by West Haven Housing Authority range from a high of 94 to a low of 76.

The highest scoring property in the West Haven Housing Authority portfolio is Morrissey Manor and the lowest scoring property is Spring Heights.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by West Haven 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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3

Public Housing Projects

611

Public Housing Units

1,119

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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