Willimantic Housing Authority
49 West Avenue, Willimantic, Connecticut 06226

860-456-2086

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. 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Willimantic Housing Authority manages 1 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 51. The scores for properties managed by Willimantic Housing Authority range from a high of 51 to a low of 51.

Willimantic Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 51. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. John J. Ashton Tower does not 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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Public Housing Projects

250

Public Housing Units

506

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type