Manchester Housing Authority

24 Bluefield Drive
Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut
(860) 643-2164

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Manchester Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Manchester, Connecticut that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of November 14th, 2018, Manchester Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 2-Bedroom Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Manchester Housing Authority serves Manchester.

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Closed: Manchester, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Manchester Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in November, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.          
  2. Pick up an application at the MHA office.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been:

  1. Mailed to the MHA office.
  2. Dropped off at the MHA office.

There were no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the MHA website here, or call the office at (860) 643-2164.

Last Updated on 11/09/2018.

About Manchester Housing Authority

More information about Manchester Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://manchesterha.org/.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at http://manchesterha.org/?page_id=666.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/02/2018, Manchester Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Manchester Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Manchester Housing Authority manages 448 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 388 27 33
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $785 $892 $724
Monthly Cost $304,743 $24,088 $23,887

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Manchester Housing Authority

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 13% having issued approximately 37 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 33 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $16,463 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% 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 48% 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, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

55% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

71% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 39% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Manchester Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 51% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% 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 Manchester Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $428 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $856. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $184.



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.


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