About East Hartford Housing Authority

The East Hartford Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in East Hartford, Connecticut.

The East Hartford Housing Authority serves East Hartford.

East Hartford Housing Authority Waiting Lists

East Hartford Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The East Hartford Housing Authority (EHHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened for nearly three weeks in July 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2014, pre-applications were accepted by mail.

The EHHA placed 400 qualified applicants on the waiting list by random lottery. 

For more information, visit the EHHA website, or call the office at (860) 290-8301.

Last Updated on 09/03/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The East Hartford Housing Authority (EHHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

For more information, visit the EHHA website, or call the office at (860) 290-8301.

Last Updated on 10/05/2015.


About the East Hartford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the East Hartford Housing Authority manages 428 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 410 3 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $743 $439 $505
Monthly Cost $304,431 $1,317 $7,569

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.


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