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 Public Housing Agency in Danbury, Connecticut that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 17th, 2019, Housing Authority of the City of Danbury has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The State Elderly Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Federal Elderly Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Ives Manor Section 8 Elderly Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Danbury serves Danbury.

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

Open Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: State Elderly Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) is currently accepting State Elderly Housing waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Select the "Glen Application" link under "State 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, or call the office at (203) 744-2500.

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 08/31/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Federal Elderly Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) is currently accepting Federal Elderly Housing waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, 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, or call the office at (203) 744-2500.

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 08/31/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Ives Manor Section 8 Elderly Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury (HACD) is currently accepting Section 8  Elderly Housing waiting list applications for apartments at Ives Manor until further notice.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Select the "Application" and "Citizenship Declaration" link under "Ives Manor 198 Main Street."

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

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 09/04/2018.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Danbury Waiting Lists

Closed: Danbury, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher 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: Family Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other 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 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 09/17/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Danbury manages 779 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 533 21 29 16 180
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $931 $970 $1,063 $1,364 $878
Monthly Cost $496,180 $20,373 $30,832 $21,820 $158,061

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.


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