Meriden Housing Authority

22 Church St
Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut 6450

Meriden Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Homeownership programs.

Meriden Housing Authority serves Meriden.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Meriden, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed
11 Crown Project-Based Voucher Closed
Yale Acres Project-Based Voucher Closed
Meriden Housing Authority Public Housing Closed
Moderate Income Housing Program Closed

Other Meriden Housing Authority 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.

Meriden Housing Authority Website: http://meriden-ha.com/.

Meriden Housing Authority Phone: (203) 235-0157.

COVID-19 Update:

As of March 5, 2021, the MHA website states "MHA is closely following public health guidance to determine how business-as-usual will need to change in these difficult circumstances, even as we work to provide the services for which people depend on us. Right now, MHA has: Suspended all customer meetings at the main office located at 22 Church. The main office lobby will be open to customers for document drop off. Staff can be reached at (203) 235-0157 or via email."

more information is available here.

Closed: Meriden, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Meriden Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 17, 2021 until March 31, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the online paper application.
  3. Pick up an application from the MHA.

Once the application was completed, it was either:

  1. Dropped off at the MHA.
  2. Postmarked and mailed to the MHA.

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

  • 1 Person $35,950 | 5 Persons $55,450
  • 2 Persons $41,050 | 6 Persons $59,550
  • 3 Persons $46,200
  • 4 Persons $51,300

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Families that have been terminated from the HCV program due to insufficient program funding
  • Victims of natural disaster
  • Victims of fires, whos residence is permanently inhabitable
  • Families displaced by Board approved sanctioned activity (e.g. acquisition/demolition/rehabilitation of residence)

2,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA on March 12, 2021.

Last Updated on 09/14/2021.

Closed: 11 Crown Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Meriden Housing Authority (MHA) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher at 11 Crown is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 18, 2020, until February 21, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

  • 11 Crown is at the following location: 11 Crown St Meriden, CT 06450

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

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

  • 1 person - $35,350 
  • 2 persons - $40,400 
  • 3 persons - $45,450
  • 4 persons - $50,450
  • 5 persons - $54,500
  • 6 persons - $58,550

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA website, as of February 12, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 02/21/2020.

Closed: Yale Acres Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Meriden Housing Authority (MHA) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Project Based Voucher apartments at Yale Acres is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 9, 2020, until June 11, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

The income limits per each household size were as follows:

  • 1 person - $35,950 | 4 persons - $51,300
  • 2 persons - $41,050 | 5 persons - $55,450
  • 3 persons - $46,200 | 6 persons - $59,550

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA, as of June 8, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 06/12/2020.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Meriden Housing Authority (MHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Last Updated on 03/12/2021.

Closed: Moderate Income Housing Program Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Meriden Housing Authority (MHA) is not accepting Moderate Income Housing Program waiting list applications.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Last Updated on 03/12/2021.

About Meriden Housing Authority

More information about Meriden Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://meriden-ha.com/.

Representatives of Meriden Housing Authority may be available by phone at (203) 235-0157. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Meriden Housing Authority manages 932 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 755 16 3 134 15 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $942 $507 $1,273 $1,016 $1,081 $782
Monthly Cost $711,172 $8,106 $3,820 $136,082 $16,210 $7,038

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Meriden 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 5% having issued approximately 150 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 19 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 $16,280 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

50% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 16% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Meriden Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Meriden Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $395 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,009. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $155.



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 Meriden Housing Authority

Mills Memorial

144 Pratt St
Meriden, Connecticut

Community Towers

55 Willow St
Meriden, Connecticut