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Housing Authority of the City of New Britain

16 Armistice Street
New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut 6053

Housing Authority of the City of New Britain is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the City of New Britain Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of New Britain Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the City of New Britain Website: http://www.nbhact.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of New Britain Phone: (860) 225-3534.

Closed: Housing Authority of the City of New Britain Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 01/07/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of New Britain

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

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of New Britain may be available by phone at (860) 225-3534. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/20/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of New Britain 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 New Britain Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of New Britain manages 742 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Family Unification Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 623 37 26 56
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $704 $941 $222 $685
Monthly Cost $438,878 $34,828 $5,771 $38,344

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 Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of New Britain

Elderly and Bond Street

67 Martin Luther King Dr
New Britain, Connecticut

Mount Pleasant

707 Myrtle St
New Britain, Connecticut

Oval Grove Apartments

1 Dobek Rd
New Britain, Connecticut