Housing Authority of the City of Hartford

180 John D. Wardlaw Way
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut 6106

Housing Authority of the City of Hartford is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 30th, 2021, Housing Authority of the City of Hartford has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of Hartford serves Hartford.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Studio and 1-Bedroom Senior Public Housing Open Now
Hartford, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Housing Authority of the City of Hartford Public Housing Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Hartford 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 Hartford Website: https://www.hartfordhousing.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Hartford Phone: (860) 723-8400.

Open Now: Studio and 1-Bedroom Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Hartford (HACH) Elderly Public Housing waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments is currently open.

The HACH is accepting applications for this waiting list from November 2, 2021 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: According to the HACH public notice, "To qualify, you must be an elderly individual or family (62+) that is seeking a studio or one-bedroom apartment owned by the Housing Authority."

There are three ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application here:
    English | Español
  2. Print the paper application available here:
    English | Español
  3. Pick up an application from the HACH office, located at 180 John D. Wardlaw Way, Hartford, CT 06106.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Elderly

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HACH website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACH on October 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Hartford, 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 (860) 539-9356.

Last Updated on 11/02/2021.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Hartford Waiting Lists

Closed: Hartford, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Hartford (HACH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 14, 2021 until June 18, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

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

There are no preferences.

1,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HACH website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACH on June 4, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 06/18/2021.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Hartford (HACH) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 17, 2020, until November 23, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the online paper application.
  3. Pick up an application from the HACH.

There were no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the HACH website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACH on November 16, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 10/22/2021.

About Housing Authority of the City of Hartford

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Hartford can be found on its website at https://www.hartfordhousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Hartford may be available by phone at (860) 723-8400. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/30/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Hartford 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 Hartford Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Hartford manages 2,245 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,689 68 144 76 103
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $721 $861 $846 $905 $684
Monthly Cost $1,217,842 $58,521 $121,802 $68,755 $70,418

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

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 5% having issued approximately 340 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 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 $14,524 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 82% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

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. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 36% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Hartford Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 23% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% 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. 8% 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 Hartford voucher holders in 2016 was $348 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $757. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $159.



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 Hartford

Nelton Court

32 Sanford St
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Percival C. Smith Towers

80 Charter Oak Ave
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Hartford Public Housing - Multiple Sites

182 Seymour St
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New Dutch Point Phase I

41 Norwich St
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New Dutch Point Phase II

52 Norwich St
Hartford, Connecticut

New Communities Mary Shephard Place

100 Bellevue St
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