East Hartford Housing Authority

546 Burnside Avenue
East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut 6108

East Hartford Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

East Hartford Housing Authority serves East Hartford.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
East Hartford, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other East Hartford Housing Authority 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.

East Hartford Housing Authority Website: http://www.ehhousing.org/.

East Hartford Housing Authority Phone: (860) 290-8301.

Closed: East Hartford, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The East Hartford Housing Authority (EHHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 20, 2020 until July 24, 2020. 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 that was available online.

Once the application has been completed, it must be postmarked and mailed to the East Hartford Housing Authority.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the EHHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the EHHA public notice, as of July 20, 2020.

Last Updated on 01/17/2021.

About East Hartford Housing Authority

More information about East Hartford Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.ehhousing.org/.

Representatives of East Hartford Housing Authority may be available by phone at (860) 290-8301. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/17/2021, it is not known if East Hartford Housing Authority 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 East Hartford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, East Hartford Housing Authority manages 410 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 388 1 21
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $713 $757 $2,194
Monthly Cost $276,594 $757 $46,070

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for East Hartford 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 2% having issued approximately 221 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 19 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $16,544 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 46% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 43% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 70% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

61% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 59% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 45% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the East Hartford Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% 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. 72% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 41% 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 East Hartford Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $413 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $882. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $146.



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 East Hartford Housing Authority

Hockanum Park

29 Hamilton Rd
East Hartford, Connecticut

Meadow Hill Apartments

101 Connecticut Blvd
East Hartford, Connecticut

Hutt Heights

64 Cannon Rd
East Hartford, Connecticut

Low Income Housing Managed by East Hartford Housing Authority

Veterans Terrace

137 Columbus Circle Ext
East Hartford, Connecticut
Subsidized