About Housing Authority of the City of New Britain

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

The Housing Authority of the City of New Britain serves New Britain.

Housing Authority of the City of New Britain Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The New Britain Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority has six senior communities, and two family communities, located throughout New Britain.

There are three ways to apply for public housing:

1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 860-225-3534, during normal office hours.
2. Stop in the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 16 Armistice St., New Britain, CT 06053.
3. Follow this link to download, print, and complete an application.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the address listed above. Please include copies of these items with your application: birth certificate, social security cards, 2 letters of reference, police record check for the past three years, landlord check, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of income.

This housing authority does not have a preference, your application will be placed by date and time received.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.nbhact.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 860-225-3534, during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the City of New Britain Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Mail Application

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

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

The Housing Authority of the City of New Britain (HACNB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in October 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

New Britain, CT is about 10 miles southwest of Hartford, CT.

To applyduring the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the pre-application online. The pre-application was available in English and Spanish. The website does not load on the Google Chrome browser. Only one pre-application per household was accepted. No paper pre-applications or phone calls were accepted.

The HACNB placed 1,000 applicants on the waiting list by random lottery.

Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list will be notified by mail. 

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the HACNB website, or call the office at (860) 225-3534.

Last Updated on 12/30/2016.


About the Housing Authority of the City of New Britain Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of New Britain manages 805 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 663 48 29 65
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $664 $747 $780 $608
Monthly Cost $440,451 $35,855 $22,606 $39,549

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of New Britain

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 9% having issued approximately 96 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 36 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 $15,549 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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 56% 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, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

48% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of New Britain Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 19% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 New Britain voucher holders in 2016 was $373 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $868. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $146.



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 New Britain

67 Martin Luther King Dr
Elderly and Bond Street is a 456 unit low income housing apartment community in New Britain.
707 Myrtle St
Mount Pleasant is a 188 unit low income housing apartment community in New Britain.
1 Dobek Rd
Oval Grove Apartments is a 160 unit low income housing apartment community in New Britain.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of New Britain

67 West Main Street
Burritt House is a 65 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-1 bedroom apartments for rent in New Britain.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
55 Tremont St
Nathan Hale Apartments is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in New Britain.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
120 Whiting St
Franklin Square Manor is a 56 unit low income housing apartment community in New Britain.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance