Willimantic Housing Authority
49 West Avenue
Willimantic, Windham County, CT

860-456-2086 http://willimantichousingauthority.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Willimantic Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

The Willimantic Housing Authority (CT) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is now closed. It accepted applications from Monday April 20, 2015  through Friday, April 24, 2015.

The applications were accepted online only.

It was a random lottery where up to 700 applicants were selected.  Of those 700 applicants, 500 must have lived or worked in the Town of Windham, Connecticut at the time of the application.

Basic info about the Willimantic Housing Authority can be found on their website here:  http://willimantichousingauthority.org/.

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 Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Willimantic Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Willimantic Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

The public housing waiting list for families is currently closed.

This housing authority has two communities, that are currently open to the waiting lists, dedicated to senior disabled individuals, located throughout Willimantic.

To apply for public housing you must call the housing authority to schedule an appointment to complete an application at 860-456-1413, during the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 9am-12pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

This housing authority does not have a preference and your application is placed by date and time received.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at www.willimantichousingauthority.org, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 860-456-1413, during the hours listed above.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Willimantic Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 250 affordable rental units. It also administers 506 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Willimantic Housing Authority 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 High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Willimantic Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (33%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (67%) to that of all housing authorities in Connecticut, Willimantic 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, Willimantic Housing Authority scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 74 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Connecticut is 74.43.

Willimantic 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)

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 Willimantic Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/25/12 Plan
2011 8/1/11 Plan
2010 9/27/10 Plan
2009 8/11/09 Plan
2008 6/20/08 Plan
2007 6/28/07 Plan
2006 6/12/06 Plan
2005 9/29/05 Plan
2004 7/15/04 Plan
2003 8/19/03 Plan
2002 10/10/02 Plan
2001 10/18/01 Plan
2000 10/22/02 Plan