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About Ansonia Housing Authority

The Ansonia Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Ansonia, Connecticut.

The Ansonia Housing Authority serves Ansonia, Seymour and Shelton.

Ansonia Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Ansonia, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Now


The Ansonia Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from December 1, 2017 until December 15, 2017.

Ansonia, CT is about 10 miles west of New Haven, CT.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Click the link in the middle row to the right of "Ansonia Housing Authority." Please note: Google Chrome users must right-click the link and click "Save link as..."
  2. Find the application in the Legal section of the New Haven Register or Minority News.

Once the application has been completed, it must be postmarked by December 15, 2017 and mailed to:

Ansonia Housing Authority
Housing Choice Voucher Program Wait List
PO Box 191, Ansonia, CT 06401

There are no preferences.

1,000 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery. Only applicants that were placed on the waiting list will be notified.

For more information, call the AHA at (203) 736-8888.


  • What: Ansonia Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Opening
  • When: December 1st, 2017-December 15th, 2017
  • How To Apply:
    • Pick Up Application from
      the New Haven Register or Minority News.
    • Print Out Application from here.
  • Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants who need help completing the application due to age or disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (203) 736-8888.

Last Updated on 12/01/2017.

More information about Ansonia Housing Authority can be found on its website at

About the Ansonia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Ansonia Housing Authority manages 633 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardTenant ProtectionPorted Out
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$830$936$1,128
Monthly Cost$455,719$53,327$20,310

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ansonia Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 7% having issued approximately 89 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 59 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $15,842 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 82% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 53% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

60% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 34% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ansonia Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Ansonia Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $400 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $855. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $180.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.