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Housing Authority of the City of Torrington

110 Prospect Street
Torrington, Litchfield County, Connecticut 6790

Housing Authority of the City of Torrington is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 20th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Torrington has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Torrington serves Torrington.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Torrington, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Torrington 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 Torrington Website: https://www.torringtonct.org/housing-authority.

Housing Authority of the City of Torrington Phone: (860) 482-3581.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Torrington Housing Authority (THA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior/disabled households.

The THA does not offer a Public Housing program for families.

The THA offers five communities for senior and disabled households.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling the THA office at (860) 482-3581 during normal office hours.
  2. Visit the THA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 110 Prospect St., Torrington, CT 06790, during normal office hours.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

The following documentation is required to be submitted with the pre-application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The THA does not identify any preferences.

Qualified applicants are placed on the waiting list by date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, visit the THA website, or call the office at (860) 482-3581.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (860)482-3581.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/05/2015.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Torrington Waiting Lists

Closed: Torrington, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Torrington (HACT) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from February 17, 2020, until February 28, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Print the paper pre-application online. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be postmarked between February 17, 2020 and February 28, 2020; and mailed to Torrington Housing Authority, 110 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790.

According to the HACT, "There can only be one pre-application per envelope. Multiple pre-applications per envelope will result in all pre-applications being discarded. Pre-applications received outside the listed postmark dates will be discarded. Applications will NOT be accepted by hand delivery, fax or email. Only one pre-application will be accepted for each prospective participant household. Multiple pre-applications received containing one or more of the same names and/or social security numbers will be discarded. Only completed and legible applications will be accepted."

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

1 Person $35,350 | 5 Person $54,500
2 Person $40,400 | 6 Person $58,550
3 Person $45,450 | 7 Person $62,200
4 Person $50,450 | 8 Person $66,500

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

1,000 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Letters will be sent only to applicants who were placed on the waiting list. If an applicant has not received a letter by April 15, 2020, their pre-application was not selected.

For more information, visit the HACT website.

Sources: This information was provided by Connecticut Public Notices, as of February 17, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 08/16/2020.

About Housing Authority of the City of Torrington

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Torrington can be found on its website at https://www.torringtonct.org/housing-authority.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Torrington may be available by phone at (860) 482-3581. 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 Torrington 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 Torrington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Torrington manages 192 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 151 18 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $564 $492 $806
Monthly Cost $85,189 $8,863 $4,030

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

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 17% having issued approximately 11 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 34 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $15,353 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% 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, 42% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

33% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

25% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 7% of all heads of households being Black and 4% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Torrington Housing Choice Voucher program, 35% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 94% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

49% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 16% 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 Torrington voucher holders in 2016 was $364 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $687. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $134.



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 Torrington

Laurel Acres

523 Torringford West St
Torrington, Connecticut

Thompson Heights

301 Litchfield St
Torrington, Connecticut

Willow Gardens

52 Willow St
Torrington, Connecticut