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Norwich Housing Authority

10 Westwood Park
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut 6360

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

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Norwich Housing Authority serves Norwich.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Norwich Housing Authority 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.

Norwich Housing Authority Website: http://www.norwichct.org/145/Housing-Authority.

Norwich Housing Authority Phone: (860) 887-1605.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Norwich Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority has one public housing community, located in Norwich.

To obtain an application for public housing, you can stop by the housing authority office located at 10 Westwood Park, Norwich, CT 06360, or request to have an application mailed to you by calling 
860-887-1605, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above during normal office hours. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by calling the housing authority at 860-887-1605, during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (860)887-1605.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Norwich Housing Authority

More information about Norwich Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.norwichct.org/145/Housing-Authority.

Representatives of Norwich Housing Authority may be available by phone at (860) 887-1605. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:30am to 4:30pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 10/20/2020, it is not known if Norwich 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 Norwich Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Norwich Housing Authority manages 507 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 484 7 12
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $636 $569 $1,023
Monthly Cost $307,970 $3,984 $12,281

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Norwich 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 39 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 46 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $17,486 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 52% 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, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

51% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

56% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 22% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Norwich Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% 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, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Norwich Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $441 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $803. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $167.



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 Norwich Housing Authority

Oakwood Knoll

10 Westwood Park
Norwich, Connecticut

Low Income Housing Managed by Norwich Housing Authority