About Housing Authority of the City of Danbury

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Danbury, Connecticut.

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury serves Danbury.

Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for nearly two weeks in March 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery by May 1, 2015.

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

Last Updated on 02/23/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

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

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

Last Updated on 03/16/2016.

Other Waiting List: Closed

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

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

Last Updated on 03/16/2016.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Danbury manages 792 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 532 25 30 14 191
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $919 $846 $981 $1,973 $790
Monthly Cost $488,756 $21,140 $29,434 $27,628 $150,885

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 Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Danbury

49 Highland Ave
Scattered Sites is a 3 unit low income housing apartment community in Danbury.
10 1st St
Laurel Gardens is a 88 unit low income housing apartment community in Danbury.
36 W Wooster St
Wooster Manor is a 152 unit low income housing apartment community in Danbury.
101 Eden Dr
Eden Drive is a 81 unit low income housing apartment community in Danbury.
84 W Wooster St
Crosby Manor is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Danbury.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Danbury

40 Williams Street
Danbury Towers is a 81 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Danbury.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
88 Main St
Augustana Homes of Danbury is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Danbury.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
20 Fairview Dr
Ability Beyond Disability is a 15 unit low income housing apartment community in Danbury.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units