Connecticut Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Housing Authority of the City of BridgeportNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of NorwalkOpen
Housing Authority of the City of HartfordOpen
Housing Authority of New HavenOpen
Housing Authority of the City of New BritainOpen
Waterbury Housing AuthorityWaterbury Housing AuthorityNot Open
Stamford Housing AuthorityNot Open
Middletown Housing AuthorityOpen
Willimantic Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of MeridenNot Open
East Hartford Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of AnsoniaOpen
Norwich Housing AuthorityOpen
Greenwich Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of DanburyNot Open
New London Housing AuthorityOpen
Bristol Housing AuthorityOpen
Putnam Housing AuthorityOpen
Winchester Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the Town of ManchesterNot Open
Housing Authority of the Town of StratfordNot Open
Vernon Housing AuthorityOpen
West Haven Housing AuthorityNot Open
Milford Redevelopment And Housing PartnershipOpen
Torrington Housing AuthorityOpen
Windsor Locks Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the Town of SeymourOpen
Portland Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the Town of GlastonburyOpen
Naugatuck Housing AuthorityOpen
New Canaan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Bloomfield Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the Town of BrooklynNot Open

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In Connecticut, 33 Public Housing Authorities operate 15,719 public housing rental units in 175 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In Connecticut, out of 33 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 13 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 20 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.