About Housing Authority of New Haven

The Housing Authority of New Haven is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in New Haven, Connecticut.

The Housing Authority of New Haven serves New Haven.

Housing Authority of New Haven Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The New Haven Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families, senior/disabled individuals, and victims of domestic violence or VAWA program.

Please Note: For families, only the 3 and 4 bedroom waiting list is open at this time.

This housing authority has seven family communities, four senior communities, and seven senior/disabled communities, located throughout New Haven. For a complete listing of the communities and more information about each one, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing please follow these links to download, print, and complete an application:

1. For the Matthew Ruoppolo family housing, application found here.
2. For the McQueeney Towers family housing, application found here.
3. For the Robert T. Wolfe Family housing, application found here.
4. For Disabled only housing, application found here.
5. For Elderly only applicants the application is found here.
6. For elderly/disabled applicants, the application is found here.
7. For the Victims of Domestic Violence, VAWA program, application is found here.

Once the application has been completed it may be hand delivered or mailed to 360 Orange St.,
New Haven, CT 06509, during normal office hours. Be sure to include copies of: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, documentation of domestic violence, if applicable, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at www.elmcitycommunities.com, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 203-498-8800 ext. 1105, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The New Haven Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families, senior/disabled individuals, and victims of domestic violence or VAWA program.

Please Note: For families, only the 3 and 4 bedroom waiting list is open at this time.

This housing authority has seven family communities, four senior communities, and seven senior/disabled communities, located throughout New Haven. For a complete listing of the communities and more information about each one, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing please follow these links to download, print, and complete an application:

1. For the Matthew Ruoppolo family housing, application found here.
2. For the McQueeney Towers family housing, application found here.
3. For the Robert T. Wolfe Family housing, application found here.
4. For Disabled only housing, application found here.
5. For Elderly only applicants the application is found here.
6. For elderly/disabled applicants, the application is found here.
7. For the Victims of Domestic Violence, VAWA program, application is found here.

Once the application has been completed it may be hand delivered or mailed to 360 Orange St.,
New Haven, CT 06509, during normal office hours. Be sure to include copies of: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, documentation of domestic violence, if applicable, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at www.elmcitycommunities.com, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 203-498-8800 ext. 1105, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Housing Authority of New Haven Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed. It was last opened for more than one week in January 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Last Updated on 07/20/2015.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of New Haven manages 4,442 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Homeownership Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 26 233 3,484 210 70
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $715 $1,092 $1,009 $944 $751
Monthly Cost $18,591 $254,364 $3,515,500 $198,195 $52,562

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.


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