About Norwich Housing Authority

The Norwich Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Norwich, Connecticut.

The Norwich Housing Authority serves Norwich.

Norwich Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Norwich Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Norwich Housing Authority manages 522 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 489 11 17
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $648 $468 $761
Monthly Cost $316,653 $5,144 $12,943

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.