Enfield Housing Authority

1 Pearson Way
Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut 6082

Enfield Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. As of November 29th, 2021, Enfield Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Enfield Housing Authority serves Enfield.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Moderate Rental Housing Open Until Further Notice
Elderly and Disabled Housing Open Until Further Notice
Congregate Housing Open Until Further Notice
Enfield, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Enfield 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.

Enfield Housing Authority Website: http://enfieldha.org/.

Enfield Housing Authority Phone: (860) 745-7493.

Open Until Further Notice: Moderate Rental 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Enfield Housing Authority (EHA) waiting list for Moderate Rental Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April 2020, until further notice

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application that is here. Select the "Moderate Rental Housing Application" link.

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

  1. Dropped off in person to the EHA, located at 1 Pearson Way, Enfield, CT 06082. Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or by appointment from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  2. Faxed to (860) 741-8439.
  3. Mailed to The Enfield Housing Authority, 1 Pearson Way, Enfield, CT 06082.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Condemned or verified serious housing code violations
  • Inadequate heating, plumbing, or cooking facilities
  • Living in a documented physically or emotionally abusive situation 
  • Living in a shelter or transitional housing 
  • Living in temporary housing with others because of conditions beyond applicant’s control (condemnation, foreclosure, fire, loss of job, etc.) 
  • Living in overcrowded conditions in own housing unit 
  • Currently paying more than 31% of income towards rent/housing

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

For more information, visit the EHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the EHA, as of April 14, 2020.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via Diane Stolpinski at (860) 745-7493 ext. 211.

Last Updated on 04/15/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Elderly and Disabled 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 Enfield Housing Authority (EHA) waiting list for Elderly and Disabled Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April 2020, until further notice

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application that is here. Select the "Elderly/Disabled Housing Application" link.

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

  1. Dropped off in person to the EHA, located at 1 Pearson Way, Enfield, CT 06082. Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or by appointment from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  2. Faxed to (860) 741-8439.
  3. Mailed to The Enfield Housing Authority, 1 Pearson Way, Enfield, CT 06082.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Condemned or verified serious housing code violations
  • Inadequate heating, plumbing, or cooking facilities
  • Living in a documented physically or emotionally abusive situation 
  • Living in a shelter or transitional housing 
  • Living in temporary housing with others because of conditions beyond applicant’s control (condemnation, foreclosure, fire, loss of job, etc.) 
  • Living in overcrowded conditions in own housing unit 
  • Currently paying more than 31% of income towards rent/housing

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

For more information, visit the EHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the EHA, as of April 14, 2020.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via Diane Stolpinski at (860) 745-7493 ext. 211.

Last Updated on 04/15/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Congregate 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 Enfield Housing Authority (EHA) waiting list for Congregate Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April 2020, until further notice

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application that is here. Select the "Congregate Housing Application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it must be dropped off in person to the EHA, located at 1 Pearson Way, Enfield, CT 06082. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Condemned or verified serious housing code violations
  • Inadequate heating, plumbing, or cooking facilities
  • Living in a documented physically or emotionally abusive situation 
  • Living in a shelter or transitional housing 
  • Living in temporary housing with others because of conditions beyond applicant’s control (condemnation, foreclosure, fire, loss of job, etc.) 
  • Living in overcrowded conditions in own housing unit 
  • Currently paying more than 31% of income towards rent/housing

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

For more information, visit the EHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the EHA, as of April 14, 2020.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via Marquea Smith, Congregate Coordinator at (860) 749-2017 ext. 203.

Last Updated on 04/15/2020.

Other Enfield Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Enfield, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Enfield Housing Authority (EHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 20, 2020, until April 23, 2020.

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

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked no earlier than April 20, 2020 and no later than April 23, 2020, and mailed to the EHA.

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

  • 1 person - $35,350 | 5 persons- $54,500
  • 2 persons- $40,400 | 6 persons- $58,550
  • 3 persons- $45,450 | 7 persons- $62,600
  • 4 persons- $50,450 | 8 persons- $66,600 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the EHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the EHA, as of April 10, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 10/18/2020.

About Enfield Housing Authority

More information about Enfield Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://enfieldha.org/.

Representatives of Enfield Housing Authority may be available by phone at (860) 745-7493. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/29/2021, it is not known if Enfield 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 Enfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Enfield Housing Authority manages 131 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 Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 118 6 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $756 $898 $847
Monthly Cost $89,183 $5,388 $5,926

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Enfield 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 15% having issued approximately 12 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $15,506 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 59% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

47% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

51% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 25% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Enfield Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 92% 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, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Enfield Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $408 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,172. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $174.



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.