About Enfield Housing Authority

The Enfield Housing Authority is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Enfield, Connecticut.

The Enfield Housing Authority serves Enfield.

Enfield Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Enfield Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Enfield Housing Authority (EHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in August 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Enfield, CT is about 20 miles north of Hartford, CT.

There are two ways to apply in 2015:
  1. Download the pre-application online, then print and complete. The pre-application was available in English and Spanish
  2. Obtain a pre-application at the EHA office.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the EHA office.

Please note: If a letter was postmarked earlier than the opening date, or after the closing date, it was not accepted. No walk in, phone, fax or voicemail pre-applications were accepted. 

Only one pre-application per family were accepted. Duplicate applications were disqualified.

Only envelopes with one application were accepted. Envelopes with more than one pre-application inside were disqualified.

No preferences were identified.

The EHA placed 250 households on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, call the EHA office at (860) 745-7493.

Last Updated on 08/26/2015.

About the Enfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Enfield Housing Authority manages 134 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 128 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $731 $725
Monthly Cost $93,547 $4,352

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.