Savin Rock Communities

15 Glade Street
West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut 6516

Savin Rock Communities is a Public Housing Agency in West Haven, Connecticut that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Savin Rock Communities serves West Haven.

Savin Rock Communities was formerly known as the City of West Haven Housing Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
West Haven, Connecticut, General Housing Choice Voucher Closed
West Haven, Connecticut, Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
397 Meadowbrook Ct, Project-Based Voucher Closed
Family Public Housing Closed
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed

Other Savin Rock Communities Waiting Lists

Closed: West Haven, Connecticut, General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Savin Rock Communities (SRC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from November 4, 2019, until November 8, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online pre-application.
  2. Download and print the paper pre-application online.

Once the paper pre-application was completed, it must have been postmarked between November 4, 2019 through November 8, 2019, and mailed to SRC. Pre-applications must have been received by November 22, 2019. Any pre-applications postmarked before November 4, 2019 or after November 8, 2019 were not accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Veteran or Surviving Spouse
  • Employed or Living in West Haven
  • Working
  • Disabled
  • Victim of Domestic Violence referred by partnering agency or requesting emergency transfer
  • Displaced through declared disaster or government action
  • Termination of HCV due to lack of program funding 

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SRC website.

Last Updated on 11/08/2019.

Closed: West Haven, Connecticut, Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Savin Rock Communities (SRC) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from November 4, 2019, until November 8, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

According to the SRC, this waiting list is for, "disabled persons under 62 transitioning out of institutions, homeless or at risk of homelessness."

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online pre-application.
  2. Download and print the paper pre-application online.

Once the paper pre-application has been completed, it must be postmarked between November 4, 2019 through November 8, 2019, and mailed to Savin Rock Section 8, P.O. Box 901, Cheshire, CT 06410. Pre-applications must be received by November 22, 2019. Any pre-applications postmarked before November 4, 2019 or after November 8, 2019 will not be accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Veteran or Surviving Spouse
  • Employed or Living in West Haven
  • Working
  • Disabled
  • Victim of Domestic Violence referred by partnering agency or requesting emergency transfer
  • Displaced through declared disaster or government action
  • Termination of HCV due to lack of program funding 
  • Disabled under Age 62 transitioning out of institutions, homeless or at risk of homelessness

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

For more information, visit the SRC website.

Last Updated on 11/08/2019.

Closed: 397 Meadowbrook Ct, Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Savin Rock Communities (SRC) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at 397 Meadowbrook Ct. is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 4, 2019, until November 8, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online pre-application .
  2. Download and print the paper pre-application online.

Once the paper pre-application was completed, it must have been postmarked between November 4, 2019 through November 8, 2019, and mailed to SRC. Pre-applications must have been received by November 22, 2019. Any pre-applications postmarked before November 4, 2019 or after November 8, 2019 were not accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Veteran or Surviving Spouse
  • Employed or Living in West Haven
  • Working
  • Disabled
  • Victim of Domestic Violence referred by partnering agency or requesting emergency transfer
  • Displaced through declared disaster or government action
  • Termination of HCV due to lack of program funding 

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

For more information, visit the SRC website.

Last Updated on 11/08/2019.

Closed: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Savin Rock Communities (SRC) waiting list for Family Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from October 7, 2019, until an unconfirmed close date. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the pre-application online.
  2. Pick up a pre-application from the SRC office.
  3. Call to request a pre-application by mail.
  4. Mail a letter to the SRC to request a pre-application by mail.

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

  1. Faxed to SRC.
  2. Mailed or hand delivered to SRC.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the SRC website.

Last Updated on 11/14/2019.

Closed: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Savin Rock Communities (SRC) waiting list for Elderly/Disabled Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from October 7, 2019, until and unconfirmed close date. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the pre-application online.
  2. Pick up a pre-application from the SRC office.
  3. Call to request a pre-application by mail.
  4. Mail a letter to the SRC to request a pre-application by mail.

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

  1. Faxed to SRC.
  2. Mailed or hand delivered to SRC.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the SRC website.

Last Updated on 11/14/2019.

About Savin Rock Communities

More information about Savin Rock Communities can be found on its website at http://savinrockcommunities.org/.

Representatives of Savin Rock Communities may be available by phone at (203) 934-8671. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/14/2019, it is not known if Savin Rock Communities 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 Savin Rock Communities Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Savin Rock Communities manages 1,148 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 808 39 233 68
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $881 $945 $791 $747
Monthly Cost $711,767 $36,840 $184,246 $50,805

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Savin Rock Communities

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 11% having issued approximately 105 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 60 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $15,357 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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 55% 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, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

38% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

66% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 46% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Savin Rock Communities Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% 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. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 23% 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 Savin Rock Communities voucher holders in 2016 was $409 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $952. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $176.



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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