Housing Authority of the City of Danbury

2 Mill Ridge Road
Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut 6811

Housing Authority of the City of Danbury is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moderate Rehabilitation programs. As of December 6th, 2021, Housing Authority of the City of Danbury has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of Danbury serves Danbury.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Federal Elderly Housing Open Until Further Notice
Section 8 Elderly Housing Open Until Further Notice
Danbury, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
State Elderly Housing Closed
Family Housing Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Danbury 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Website: http://www.hacdct.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Phone: (203) 744-2500.

COVID-19 Update:

As of February 1, 2021 the HACD website states "Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) offices will be closed to residents and the public effective 03/17/2020 at noon, until further notice'.

More information is available here.

Open Until Further Notice: Federal Elderly 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) Federal Elderly Housing waiting list for apartments at Wooster Manor and Putnam Towers is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2018 until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, download and print the application online here. Select the application link under "Federal Elderly Housing Application."

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in the greater Danbury area; Homeless; Veteran; Victim of domestic violence. Further explanation of each preference can be found on the application.

For more information, visit the HACD website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 744-2500.

Last Updated on 02/02/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Section 8 Elderly 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 Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) Section 8  Elderly Housing waiting list for apartments at Ives Manor is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, download and print the application online here. Select the application link under "DHA Housing Corp Elderly Housing Program"

For more information, visit the HACD website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 744-2500.

Last Updated on 02/02/2021.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Waiting Lists

Closed: Danbury, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in September, 2018; and before that in March, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Danbury, CT is about 30 miles west of New Haven, CT.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Download and print the application online.
  3. Pick up an application at the HACD office.

If completing a paper application, it must have been mailed to the HACD office; and postmarked between September 10, 2018 and September 13, 2018, or it was not accepted.

Only one submission per family was accepted and duplicate applications were rejected.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Persons with Disabilities; Persons Who Live or Work Locally; The Homeless.

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

For more information, visit the HACD website, or call the office at (203) 744-2500.

Last Updated on 11/10/2018.

Closed: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 8, 2021 until February 11, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HACD public notice "All applications must contain a household member that is a non-elderly person with a disability between the ages of 18-61."

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the online paper application.

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked by February 11, 2021 and mailed to the Housing Authority of the City of Danbury.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

100 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HACD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACD public notice on February 2, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 08/08/2021.

Closed: State Elderly Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) State Elderly Housing waiting list for apartments at Glen Apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the greater Danbury area; Homeless; Veteran; Victim of domestic violence. Further explanation of each preference can be found on the application.

For more information, visit the HACD website.

Last Updated on 02/02/2021.

Closed: Family Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) is not accepting Family Housing waiting list applications at this time.

For more information, visit the HACD website, or call the office at (203) 744-2500.

Last Updated on 08/31/2018.

About Housing Authority of the City of Danbury

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Danbury can be found on its website at http://www.hacdct.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Danbury may be available by phone at (203) 744-2500. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at http://danbury.pha-web.com/wlstatus.aspx.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/06/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Danbury 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 Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Danbury manages 774 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 554 18 26 15 161
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,071 $1,165 $1,237 $1,299 $839
Monthly Cost $593,294 $20,965 $32,149 $19,484 $135,060

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Danbury

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 11% having issued approximately 71 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 30 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 $18,158 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% 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, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

39% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

55% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 21% of all heads of households being Black and 12% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

52% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 the City of Danbury voucher holders in 2016 was $464 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $977. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $119.



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 the City of Danbury

Scattered Sites

49 Highland Ave
Danbury, Connecticut

Laurel Gardens

10 1st St
Danbury, Connecticut

Wooster Manor

36 W Wooster St
Danbury, Connecticut

Eden Drive

101 Eden Dr
Danbury, Connecticut

Crosby Manor

84 W Wooster St
Danbury, Connecticut

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of Danbury

Fairfield Ridge

2 Mill Ridge Rd
Danbury, Connecticut
Subsidized

Glen Apartments

38 ROCKY GLEN RD
Danbury, Connecticut
62+

FAIRFIELD RIDGE APARTMENTS

2 MILL RIDGE RD
Danbury, Connecticut
Call For Rent
2-4 BR