Charter Oak Communities

22 Clinton Avenue
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut 6901

Charter Oak Communities is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 6th, 2021, Charter Oak Communities has 13 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Charter Oak Communities serves Stamford.

Charter Oak Communities was previously called the Stamford Housing Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Escape at Harbor Point Apartments Open Until Further Notice
Lawnhill Terrace Phase 1 and 2 LIHTC Open Until Further Notice
Greenfield Apartments LIHTC Open Until Further Notice
Palmer Square LIHTC Open Until Further Notice
Wormser Residence Congregate Care Senior Housing Open Until Further Notice
Summer Place Open Until Further Notice
Westwood Townhomes Open Until Further Notice
Scofield Manor Residential Care Home Open Until Further Notice
Park 215, LIHTC Open Until Further Notice
Allure at Harbor Point, Below Market Rent Open Until Further Notice
NV @ Harbor Point, Below Market Rent Open Until Further Notice
Glenbrook Crossing Below Market Rate Open Until Further Notice
One Atlantic Street Open Until Further Notice
Stamford, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Stamford Manor Closed
Fairfield Commons Closed
Oak Park Closed
Post House and Taylor Street Closed
Glenbrook Manor Closed
Rippowam Manor Closed

Open Charter Oak Communities Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Charter Oak Communities Website: https://charteroakcommunities.org/.

Charter Oak Communities Phone: (203) 977-1400.

COVID-19 Update: 

As of May 5, 2021 the COC website states "In response to the growing concerns, all COC offices will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. Employees will continue to provide services and are available by telephone or email."

More information is available here.

Open Until Further Notice: Escape at Harbor Point Apartments Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Escape at Harbor Point Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 6, 2021 until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the online paper application here.
  2. Call the COC at (203) 977-1400, Ext 3301 to request an application by mail.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the Charter Oaks Communities, 22 Clinton Avenue, Stamford, CT 06901.
  2. Dropped off at the drop box located at the COC office, address mentioned above. 
  3. Emailed to Applications@CharterOakCommunities.org.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person Household(studio) $29,468
  • 1 & 2 Person Household $34,680
  • 3 & 4 Person Household $41,340

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Those working or already living in the South End of Stamford.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on March 10, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400 ext. 3301.

Last Updated on 07/26/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Lawnhill Terrace Phase 1 and 2 LIHTC Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Lawnhill Terrace Phase 1 and 2 is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to Charter Oak Communities, 22 Clinton Ave, Stamford, CT 06901.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 2 Person $72,240
  • 3 Persons $81,300
  • 4 Persons $90,300
  • 5 Persons $97,560
  • 6 Persons $104,760

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on May 10, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400.

Last Updated on 06/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Greenfield Apartments LIHTC Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Greenfield Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 2 Person $69,300
  • 3 Persons $77,940
  • 4 Persons $86,580
  • 5 Persons $93,540
  • 6 Persons $100,440

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Working 
  • Local Residency
  • Involuntary displaced due to natural disaster or government action.
  • Victims of hate crimes.
  • victims of domestic violence. 

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on May 5, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400 ext. 3301.

Last Updated on 06/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Palmer Square LIHTC Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Palmer Square is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to Charter Oak Communities, 22 Clinton Ave, Stamford, CT 06901.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 2 Person $69,300
  • 3 Persons $77,940
  • 4 Persons $86,580
  • 5 Persons $93,540
  • 6 Persons $100,440

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Working
  • Live, work or have been hired to work in the jurisdiction
  • Involuntary displaced
  • Hate crime
  • Victims of domestic violence

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on May 20, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400.

Last Updated on 06/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Wormser Residence Congregate Care Senior Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Congregate Care Senior Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Wormser Residence is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the Wormser management office, 28 Vine Road Stamford, CT 06901.
  2. Dropped off the application at the Wormser management office, address mentioned above.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on May 10, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400.

Last Updated on 06/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Summer Place Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Near Elderly waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at Summer Place is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Family that has been terminated from Charter Oak Communities HGCV program due to insufficient program funding.
  • Displaced or scheduled for displacement due to Charter Oak Communities Redevelopment efforts.
  • Victims if domestic violence.
  • Displaced due to other state/local government actions for reasons beyond resident control and/or declared natural disasters.
  • Chronic homelessness.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on May 21, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400.

Last Updated on 06/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Westwood Townhomes Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Westwood Townhomes is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 2 Person $69,300
  • 3 Persons $77,940
  • 4 Persons $86,580
  • 5 Persons $93,540
  • 6 Persons $100,440

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Working 
  • Local Residency
  • Involuntary displaced due to natural disaster or government action.
  • Victims of hate crimes.
  • victims of domestic violence. 

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on May 21, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400.

Last Updated on 06/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Scofield Manor Residential Care Home Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Senior and Disabled Residential Care Home waiting list for apartments at Scofield Manor is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be Stamford Housing Authority, located at 22 Clinton Ave, P.O. Box 1376, Stamford, Connecticut 06904.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on May 5, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400, ext. 3315.

Last Updated on 06/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Park 215, LIHTC Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Park 215 is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2021, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the online paper application available here.
  2. Call the leasing office at (203) 977-1400, ext. 3315.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to Charter Oak Communities, 22 Clinton Ave, Stamford, CT 06901.

The maximum income limits for each household size are available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Working 
  • Local Residency
  • Involuntary displaced due to natural disaster or government action.
  • Victims of hate crimes.
  • victims of domestic violence. 

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on July 27, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400.

Last Updated on 07/27/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Allure at Harbor Point, Below Market Rent Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Below Market Rent waiting list for 0, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Allure at Harbor Point is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2021 until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the online paper application here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the Charter Oaks Communities, 22 Clinton Avenue, Stamford, CT 06901.
  2. Dropped off at the drop box located at the COC office, address mentioned above. 
  3. Emailed to Applications@CharterOakCommunities.org.

The maximum income limits for each household size are available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Working or already living in the South End of Stamford.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on July 27, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400.

Last Updated on 07/27/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: NV @ Harbor Point, Below Market Rent Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Below Market Rent waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at NV @ Harbor Point is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2021 until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the online paper application here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the Charter Oaks Communities, 22 Clinton Avenue, Stamford, CT 06901.
  2. Dropped off at the drop box located at the COC office, address mentioned above. 
  3. Emailed to Applications@CharterOakCommunities.org.

The maximum income limits for each household size are available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Those that currently reside in the South End of Stamford.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on July 27, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400.

Last Updated on 07/27/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Glenbrook Crossing Below Market Rate Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Below Market Rate waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Glenbrook Crossing is currently open.

The COC is accepting applications for this waiting list as of September 27, 2021 until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person Household $53,130
  • 2 Person Household $60,720 (1 BR), $97,152 (2 BR)
  • 3 Person Household $109,296
  • 4 Person Household $121,440

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC public notice on September 28, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400 ext. 1400 or email applications@charteroakcommunities.org.

Last Updated on 09/28/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: One Atlantic Street Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) waiting list for apartments at One Atlantic Street is currently open.

The COC is accepting applications for this waiting list since at least September 28, 2021 until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on September 28, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 977-1400.

Last Updated on 09/28/2021.

Other Charter Oak Communities Waiting Lists

Closed: Stamford, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 30, 2019, until October 2, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

According to the COC Public Notice, Many public libraries offer free computer access if you don’t have personal access to a computer.  The following Ferguson Library Branches offer free computer access.  Branch hours vary by location:

  • Main Library, One Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06904
  • Harry Bennett Branch, 115 Vine Road, Stamford, CT 06905
  • South End Branch, 34 Woodland Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
  • Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch, 1143 Hope Street, Stamford, CT 06907

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Last Updated on 03/30/2021.

Closed: Stamford Manor Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Senior and Disabled waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at Stamford Manor is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 5, 2021 until May 7, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $66,500
  • 2 Persons $76,000

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC public notice on March 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Last Updated on 05/07/2021.

Closed: Fairfield Commons Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Fairfield Commons is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on an unconfirmed date in 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to print the paper application.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $61,650 | 4 Persons $88,050
  • 2 Persons $70,450 | 5 Persons $95,100
  • 3 Persons $79,250 | 6 Persons $102,150

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Terminated from Charter Oak Communities housing choice voucher program due to insufficient program funding.
  • Displaced or scheduled for displacement due to Charter Oak Communities redevelopment efforts.
  • Victims of domestic violence.
  • Displaced due to state/local government action for reasons beyond the resident control and/or natural disasters.
  • Chronic homelessness preference ( Families must be referred to COC by a homeless service provider).

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on July 26, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Last Updated on 07/26/2021.

Closed: Oak Park Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Oak Park is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on an unconfirmed date in 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to print the paper application.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 2 Person $35,728
  • 3 Persons $36,478
  • 4 Persons $37,228
  • 5 Persons $37,978
  • 6 Persons $39,738

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Substandard housing
    • Condemned or verified serious housing code violations (25 points)
    • Inadequate heating, plumping, or cooking facilities (20 points)
  • Living situation
    • Living in documented physically or emotionally abusive situation (25 points)
    • Living in shelter or transitional housing (25 points)
    • Living in temporary housing with others because of conditions
      • Beyond applicants control (condemnation, fire, foreclosure, loss of job, etc.) (20 points)
    • Living in overcrowded condition in own housing unit
      • (example 1.5 person per room) (15 points)
  • Income/Rent ratio
    • Currently paying more than 50% of income for rent/housing (15 points)
    • Currently paying between 31-50% of income for rent/housing (10 points)
    • Standard applicants (0 points)

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on July 26, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Last Updated on 07/26/2021.

Closed: Post House and Taylor Street Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Post House and Taylor Street is closed. Applications were last accepted from July 19, 2021, until an unconfirmed close date in 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $63,780
  • 2 Persons $72,900

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on July 27, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Last Updated on 09/28/2021.

Closed: Glenbrook Manor Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Senior and Disabled waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at Glenbrook Manor is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 2, 2021, until August 31, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $63,780
  • 2 Persons $72,900

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on July 27, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Last Updated on 09/16/2021.

Closed: Rippowam Manor Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charter Oak Communities (COC) Senior and Disabled waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at Rippowam Manor is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 2, 2021, until August 31, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $52,700
  • 2 Persons $60,200

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the COC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COC on July 27, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Stamford, Connecticut.

Last Updated on 09/16/2021.

About Charter Oak Communities

More information about Charter Oak Communities can be found on its website at https://charteroakcommunities.org/.

Representatives of Charter Oak Communities may be available by phone at (203) 977-1400. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/06/2021, it is not known if Charter Oak Communities is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Charter Oak Communities Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Charter Oak Communities manages 1,441 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,261 19 118 18
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,513 $2,099 $1,358 $1,074
Monthly Cost $1,907,415 $39,880 $160,189 $19,323

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Charter Oak Communities

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 245 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $21,866 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 50% 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 45% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 57% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Charter Oak Communities Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% include at least one person with a disability. 18% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 29% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Charter Oak Communities voucher holders in 2016 was $542 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,973. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $141.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Charter Oak Communities

Stamford Manor

26 W Main St
Stamford, Connecticut

Taylor Street Apartments

25 Taylor St
Stamford, Connecticut
Accessible
62+

Post House

40 Clinton Ave
Stamford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Palmer Square

18 Rockfield Drive
Stamford, Connecticut

Ursula Park Townhouses

130 Ursula Pl
Stamford, Connecticut

Fairgate

9 Fairgate Dr
Stamford, Connecticut
Subsidized

Low Income Housing Managed by Charter Oak Communities

Westwood

1 Birch Drive
Stamford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Quintard Manor

18 Quintard Terrace
Stamford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
55+

Clinton Manor

22 Clinton Avenue
Stamford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Subsidized

Lawnhill Terrace

37 Custer Street
Stamford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Summer Place Apartments

992 Summer Street
Stamford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
55+
Subsidized

FAIRFIELD COMMONS I

20 FAIRFIELD AVE
Stamford, Connecticut
Accessible
Subsidized
Supportive Housing