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An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Housing Authority of New Haven

360 Orange Street
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut 6511

Housing Authority of New Haven is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moving to Work programs. As of July 12th, 2020, Housing Authority of New Haven has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Accessible Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Scattered Site Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Constance Baker Motley, Katherine Harvey Terrace, Newhall Gardens, and Prescott Bush Senior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Charles T. McQueeney Towers, Fairmont Heights, Katherine Harvey Terrace, Matthew Ruoppolo Manor, Robert T. Wolfe, and Winslow-Celetano Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of New Haven serves New Haven.

Housing Authority of New Haven also operates as Elm City Communities.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Accessible Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Scattered Site Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Constance Baker Motley, Katherine Harvey Terrace, Newhall Gardens, and Prescott Bush Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Charles T. McQueeney Towers, Fairmont Heights, Katherine Harvey Terrace, Matthew Ruoppolo Manor, Robert T. Wolfe, and Winslow-Celetano Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
New Haven, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Brookside Estates I and II, and Rockview I Project-Based Voucher Closed
Waverly Townhouses Family Public Housing Closed
Essex Townhouses, Farnam Courts, Quinnipiac Terrace, McConaughy Terrace, Valley Townhouses, and Westville Manor Family Public Housing Closed
George Crawford Manor Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed
Fulton Park and Stanley Justice Closed

Open Housing Authority of New Haven Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of New Haven Website: http://www.elmcitycommunities.org/.

Housing Authority of New Haven Phone: (203) 498-8800.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 16, 2020, the Elm City Communities website says:

"Elm City Communities has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and continues to observe the Center for Disease Controls (CDC) recommendations. Our priority is the continued safety of our employees and our residents. Public health officials continue to advise that social distancing is the most effective strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are affected by the COVID-19 business closure, please go to the ECC Portal on our website and complete the COVID-19 Information Form for processing loss of wages/income."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Accessible Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) waiting list for Accessible Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: The Housing Authority of New Haven also operates as Elm City Communities. Both names will appear on the application.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the Elm City Communities website.

Sources: This information was confirmed by the HANH, as of May 7, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 498-8800.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/07/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Scattered Site Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) waiting list for 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments at Scattered Sites is currently open. Applications are being accepted from May 3, 2020 at 7:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: The Housing Authority of New Haven also operates as Elm City Communities. Both names will appear on the application.

There are five ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the application that is available on the Elm City Communities website.
  3. Print the application that is available online here. Select the "View Posting" link in the "Housing Authority of the City of New Haven" row. The file name is "291.pdf." Google Chrome users must right-click the link, and select "Save link as..." to download the file.
  4. Call (475) 355-7289 to request an application by mail.
  5. Send a written request to Attention: Waitlist Coordinator, Elm City Communities, PO Box 1912, New Haven, CT 06509.

Once the paper application has been submitted, it must be either:

  1. Hand delivered to drop box outside of the front door of the Elm City Communities office, located at 360 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06511.
  2. Mailed to PO Box 1912, New Haven, CT 06509.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, read the HANH public notice, or visit the Elm City Communities website.

Sources: This information was confirmed by the HANH, as of May 7, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 498-8800.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/07/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Constance Baker Motley, Katherine Harvey Terrace, Newhall Gardens, and Prescott Bush Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) waiting list for Senior Public Housing apartments at Constance Baker Motley, Katherine Harvey Terrace, Newhall Gardens, and Prescott Bush is currently open. Applications are being accepted from June 4, 2019 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: The Housing Authority of New Haven also operates as Elm City Communities. Both names will appear on the application.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the Elm City Communities website.

Sources: This information was confirmed by the HANH, as of May 7, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in New Haven, Connecticut. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 498-8800.

Last Updated on 05/07/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Charles T. McQueeney Towers, Fairmont Heights, Katherine Harvey Terrace, Matthew Ruoppolo Manor, Robert T. Wolfe, and Winslow-Celetano Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) waiting list for Senior/Disabled Public Housing apartments at Charles T. McQueeney Towers, Fairmont Heights, Katherine Harvey Terrace, Matthew Ruoppolo Manor, Robert T. Wolfe, and Winslow-Celetano is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: The Housing Authority of New Haven also operates as Elm City Communities. Both names will appear on the application.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the Elm City Communities website.

Sources: This information was confirmed by the HANH, as of May 7, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in New Haven, Connecticut. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 498-8800.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/07/2020.

Other Housing Authority of New Haven Waiting Lists

Closed: New Haven, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 26, 2015, until February 6, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The Housing Authority of New Haven also operates as Elm City Communities.

For more information, visit the Elm City Communities website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in New Haven, Connecticut.

Last Updated on 05/07/2020.

Closed: Brookside Estates I and II, and Rockview I Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Project Based Voucher apartments at Brookside Estates I and II, and Rockview I is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from January 21, 2020, until February 4, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This community is managed by the Michaels Organization.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Call to request a pre-application by mail, fax or email.
  2. Download and print the application

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Postmarked no later then February 4th, 2020 and mailed.
  2. Emailed.

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

  • 1 Person $52,850 | 5 Persons $81,550
  • 2 Persons $60,400 | 6 Persons $87,600
  • 3 Persons $67,950 | 7 Persons $93,650
  • 4 Persons $75,500 | 8 Persons $99,700

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 Michaels Organization website, or the Elm City Communities website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Michaels Organization website, as of January 24, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in New Haven, Connecticut.

Last Updated on 05/07/2020.

Closed: Waverly Townhouses Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) waiting list for Family Public Housing apartments at Waverly Townhouses is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 8, 2020, until July 3, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The Housing Authority of New Haven also operates as Elm City Communities.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HANH website.

Sources: This information was confirmed by the HANH, as of June 9, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in New Haven, CT. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 07/03/2020.

Closed: Essex Townhouses, Farnam Courts, Quinnipiac Terrace, McConaughy Terrace, Valley Townhouses, and Westville Manor Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) waiting list for Family Public Housing apartments at Essex Townhouses, Farnam Courts, Quinnipiac Terrace, McConaughy Terrace, Valley Townhouses, and Westville Manor is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was lat open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: The Housing Authority of New Haven also operates as Elm City Communities.

For more information, visit the HANH website.

Last Updated on 06/09/2020.

Closed: George Crawford Manor Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) waiting list for Senior/Disabled Public Housing apartments at George Crawford Manor is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: The Housing Authority of New Haven also operates as Elm City Communities.

For more information, visit the Elm City Communities website.

Sources: This information was confirmed by the HANH, as of May 7, 2020.

Last Updated on 05/07/2020.

Closed: Fulton Park and Stanley Justice Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) waiting list for apartments at Fulton Park and Stanley Justice is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 8, 2020, until July 3, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The Housing Authority of New Haven also operates as Elm City Communities.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HANH website.

Sources: This information was confirmed by the HANH, as of June 9, 2020.

Last Updated on 07/03/2020.

About Housing Authority of New Haven

More information about Housing Authority of New Haven can be found on its website at http://www.elmcitycommunities.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of New Haven may be available by phone at (203) 498-8800. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


About the Housing Authority of New Haven Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of New Haven manages 4,722 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Homeownership Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 25 234 3,444 205 67
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $634 $1,062 $984 $921 $663
Monthly Cost $15,859 $248,472 $3,389,477 $188,876 $44,441

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of New Haven

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 17% having issued approximately 223 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 20 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $16,472 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 51% 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, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

90% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 55% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of New Haven Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 38% 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 Housing Authority of New Haven voucher holders in 2016 was $403 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $963. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $208.



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 Housing Authority of New Haven

Ribicoff Cottages Ext.

200 Brookside Ave
New Haven, Connecticut

Constance B. Motley

819 Sherman Pkwy
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
62+

Charles T. Mcqueeney Twr

358 Orange St
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
62+

Winslow Celentano Apartments

60 Warren St
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
62+

Robert T. Wolfe Apartments

49 Union Ave
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
62+

Matthew Ruoppolo Manor

480 Ferry St
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
62+

Quinnipiac Terrace

2 John Williamson Dr
New Haven, Connecticut

Essex Townhouses

1134 Quinnipiac Ave
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Scattered Sites - IIi

859 Woodward Ave
New Haven, Connecticut

Westville Manor

19 Level St
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
2-5 BR
Family & Senior

Mcconaughy Terrace

79 E Ramsdell St
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
2-5 BR
Family & Senior

Waverly Townhouses

210 Valley St
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Katherine Harvey Terrace

81 Liberty St
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Newhall Gardens

25 Daisy St
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Prescott Bush Mall

220 County St
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
62+

Crawford Manor

90 Park St
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

St Anthony II

58 Kingswood Dr
New Haven, Connecticut

Scattered Sites - II

565 Central Ave
New Haven, Connecticut

Edith D Johnson Towers

114 Bristol St
New Haven, Connecticut

William Griffin

123 Bristol St
New Haven, Connecticut

Monterey 1

220 Ashmun St
New Haven, Connecticut

Monterey 2

28 Webster St
New Haven, Connecticut

Monterey 4

160 Canal St
New Haven, Connecticut

Monterey 5

10 John Daniels Pl
New Haven, Connecticut

Monterey Place Phase 2r

170 Canal St
New Haven, Connecticut

Farnam Courts

210 Hamilton Street
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of New Haven

Quinnipiac Terrace

2 John Williamson Dr
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Town Homes at Eastview Terrace

263 Eastern St
New Haven, Connecticut

William T Rowe

33 Sylvan Ave
New Haven, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1-2 BR