Farmington Housing Authority

Town Hall
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut 6032

Farmington Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Farmington, Connecticut that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Farmington Housing Authority serves Farmington.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Farmington, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Farmington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Farmington, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Farmington Housing Authority (FHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in February 2017, and before that in 2004. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Call to request an application be mailed or emailed to you.
  3. Pick up an application.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed to:

Farmington Housing Auth. Sec 8
P.O. Box 375
Cheshire, CT 06410

Applications must have been postmarked between February 21, 2017 and February 24, 2017. Applications postmarked outside of those dates were not accepted. Only one application per household was accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live and/or work in Farmington or Unionville, CT. Further information about preferences can be found here.

75 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. Persons placed on the waiting list will receive a letter by March 15, 2017. Applicants who do not receive a letter by March 15, 2017 were not placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the FHA website, or call the office at (860) 675-2390.

Last Updated on 02/24/2017.

About Farmington Housing Authority

More information about Farmington Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.farmington-ct.org/departments/housing. Representatives of Farmington Housing Authority may be available by phone at (860) 675-2390. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/17/2019, it is not known if Farmington 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 Farmington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Farmington Housing Authority manages 79 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 75 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $811 $991
Monthly Cost $60,820 $3,965

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Farmington 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 1% having issued approximately 72 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 13 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $14,895 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 82% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% 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, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

51% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 29% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Farmington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 38% 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, 53% with 2 bedrooms and 24% 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 Farmington Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $479 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $805. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $188.



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.