Connecticut Department of Housing

505 Hudson Street
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut 6106

Connecticut Department of Housing is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of November 28th, 2021, Connecticut Department of Housing has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Connecticut Department of Housing serves Connecticut.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Connecticut State Foster Youth to Independence Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Connecticut State Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Rental Assistance Program Closed

Open Connecticut Department of Housing 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.

Connecticut Department of Housing Website: https://portal.ct.gov/doh.

Connecticut Department of Housing Phone: (860) 270-8227.

Open Now: Connecticut State Foster Youth to Independence Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Connecticut Department of Housing (CDH) Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The CDH is accepting referrals for this waiting list from November 2, 2021 at 9:00 am, until February 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.

Please note: According to the CDH public notice, "The wait list will be open only for Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) pre-applicants. DOH and its contractor will ONLY accept referrals of pre-applications from the State Department of Children and Families (DCF)...The population eligible to potentially be assisted through Foster Youth to Independence vouchers are youth certified by the State Department of Children and Families as meeting the following conditions:

  1. Has attained at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age;
  2. Left foster care*, or will leave foster care within 90 days
  3. Is homeless** or is at risk of becoming homeless***

*Under the federal definition of foster care, placement can include, but is not limited to, placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions, and pre-adoptive homes [Subsidized Adoption or Guardianship will also qualify]. **Homeless refers to the population included in the definition of this term at 24 CFR 578.3. ***At Risk of Becoming Homeless means the population defined as "At Risk of Homelessness" at 24 CFR 576.2."

To apply during the opening period, applicants must receive a referral from the State Department of Children and Families (DCF). Individuals who believe they are eligible should contact DCF at DCF.FYI@ct.gov or call (860) 550-6527.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the CDH website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CDH public notice on November 5, 2021.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (860) 550-6527.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/08/2021.

Other Connecticut Department of Housing Waiting Lists

Closed: Connecticut State Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in August, 2014; and before that for one week in July, 2007. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the DOH Section 8 HCV Program page here, or the DOH website here.

Last Updated on 02/25/2019.

Closed: Rental Assistance Program Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) Rental Assistance Program (RAP) waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in August, 2014; and before that for one week in July, 2007. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the DOH Rental Assistance Program page here, or the DOH website here.

Last Updated on 02/25/2019.

About Connecticut Department of Housing

More information about Connecticut Department of Housing can be found on its website at https://portal.ct.gov/doh.

Representatives of Connecticut Department of Housing may be available by phone at (860) 270-8227. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/28/2021, it is not known if Connecticut Department of Housing 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 Connecticut Department of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Connecticut Department of Housing manages 7,990 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 5,737 399 969 96 239 300
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $972 $1,032 $928 $972 $764 $878
Monthly Cost $5,574,427 $411,616 $899,180 $93,349 $182,709 $263,514

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Connecticut Department of Housing

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 6% having issued approximately 1,315 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 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 $17,327 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 50% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

74% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 37% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Connecticut Department of Housing Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Connecticut Department of Housing voucher holders in 2016 was $440 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $979. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $186.



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.