Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk

24 1/2 Monroe Street
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut 6856

Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Homeownership Voucher programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk serves Norwalk.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Norwalk, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk 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 Norwalk Website: http://www.norwalkha.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk Phone: (203) 838-8471.

Closed: Norwalk, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk (HACN) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 24, 2021 until May 27, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Priority will be given to: Lease holders in Norwalk Public Housing, Colonial Village, Ludlow Village or 16 School Street, who are becoming homeowners.
  • Families will be selected form the waiting list in numerical order based on the numbers that were assigned to each application, by lottery, at the time the applications were place on the waiting list. 
  • NHA will receive referrals from the Coordinated Access Network (CAN) which will prioritize referrals of homeless individuals and families based on chronicity and vulnerability

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACN website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACN public notice on May 24, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 05/27/2021.

About Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk

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

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk may be available by phone at (203) 838-8471. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Open today from 9:00am to 5:00pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 09/22/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk 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 Norwalk Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk manages 963 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 659 15 7 62 42 18
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,377 $1,076 $1,755 $1,509 $1,343 $907
Monthly Cost $907,272 $16,144 $12,287 $93,581 $56,390 $16,332

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

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 94 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 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 55 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $20,554 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 82% were extremely low income (ELI). 49% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 45% 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, 24% 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.

46% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 53% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 56% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 3% 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 Norwalk voucher holders in 2016 was $524 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,411. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $177.



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 Norwalk

Senior Court

9 Union Ave
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Irving Freese

57 Ward St
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20 West Avenue

20 West Ave
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Meadow Gardens

49 Meadow St
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King Kennedy Homes

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Ludlow Village

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