Mansfield Housing Authority

309 Maple Road
Storrs, Tolland County, Connecticut
(860) 487-0693

Program Details

Mansfield Housing Authority is a Section 8 Agency in Storrs, Connecticut.

Mansfield Housing Authority serves Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Mansfield and Willington.

Other Mansfield Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Mansfield, Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, and Willington, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Mansfield Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in July 2018; and before that in October, 2015.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (860) 487-0693.

Last Updated on 09/10/2018.

About Mansfield Housing Authority

More information about Mansfield Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.mansfieldct.gov/content/1914/2776/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/23/2018, it is not known if Mansfield Housing Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Mansfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Mansfield Housing Authority manages 125 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 118 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $687 $1,075
Monthly Cost $81,026 $7,527

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mansfield 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 16% having issued approximately 8 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 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $17,272 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% 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, 71% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 8% 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.

58% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

40% 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 Mansfield Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 100% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 52% with 2 bedrooms and 20% 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 Mansfield Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $451 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $751. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $138.



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.