Stratford Housing Authority

295 Everett Street
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut 6615
(203) 375-4483

Stratford Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Stratford, Connecticut that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 19th, 2019, Stratford Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The HUD Senior Public Housing Waiting List will open on June 4th, 2019. The State Elderly Rental Housing Program Other Senior Waiting List will open on June 4th, 2019.

Stratford Housing Authority serves Stratford.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
HUD Senior Public Housing Open Soon
State Elderly Rental Housing Program Open Soon
Stratford, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed
HUD Family Public Housing Closed
State Moderate Rental Public Housing Program Closed

Open Stratford Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Soon: HUD Senior Public Housing Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Senior Public Housing Waiting List
  • When:  June 4th, 2019  at 09:00 AM  ET - June 5th, 2019 at 04:00 PM ET
  • How to Apply:  Pick Up Application.  Print Out Application.  Turn In Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Random Lottery
  • Preferences:  Preferences Not Known But Listed on Application.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Stratford Housing Authority (SHA) HUD Elderly Public Housing waiting list is opening soon, from June 4, 2019 at 9:00 am until June 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm ET.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application that will be available on the SHA website here.
  2. Pick up an application at the Raymond Baldwin Apartments Community Building, located at 75-A Griffen Street, Stratford, Connecticut 06615, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Once the application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the Raymond Baldwin Apartments Community Building, at the address above, during office hours.

Only one application will be accepted for each prospective household. If more than one application is received containing one or more of the same names and/or social security numbers of any household members, all applications containing the duplicate names will be rejected. Incomplete applications will also be rejected. Applications must bear the original signature of head of household and date, or the application will be considered incomplete and rejected.

600 applicants will be placed on the State and HUD Elderly waiting list by random lottery. If the SHA does not receive 600 applications, it may accept applications on a first come, first-served basis until 600 applications are received.

Preferences are not known, but are listed on the application.

For more information, read the SHA public notice, or visit the SHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 375-4483, extension 102.

Last Updated on 05/10/2019.

Open Soon: State Elderly Rental Housing Program Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Other Senior Waiting List
  • When:  June 4th, 2019  at 09:00 AM  ET - June 5th, 2019 at 04:00 PM ET
  • How to Apply:  Pick Up Application.  Print Out Application.  Turn In Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Random Lottery
  • Preferences:  Preferences Not Known But Listed on Application.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Stratford Housing Authority (SHA) State Elderly Rental Program waiting list is opening soon, from June 4, 2019 at 9:00 am until June 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm ET.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application that will be available on the SHA website here.
  2. Pick up an application at the Raymond Baldwin Apartments Community Building, located at 75-A Griffen Street, Stratford, Connecticut 06615, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the Raymond Baldwin Apartments Community Building, at the address above, during office hours.

Only one application will be accepted for each prospective household. If more than one application is received containing one or more of the same names and/or social security numbers of any household members, all applications containing the duplicate names will be rejected. Incomplete applications will also be rejected. Applications must bear the original signature of head of household and date, or the application will be considered incomplete and rejected.

600 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery. If the SHA does not receive 600 applications, it may accept applications on a first come, first-served basis until 600 applications are received.

Preferences are not known, but listed on the application.

For more information, read the SHA public notice, or visit the SHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (203) 375-4483, extension 102.

Last Updated on 05/10/2019.

Other Stratford Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Stratford, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Stratford Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in November, 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (203) 375-4483.

Last Updated on 11/28/2018.

Closed: HUD Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Stratford Housing Authority (SHA) HUD Family Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Last Updated on 05/10/2019.

Closed: State Moderate Rental Public Housing Program Waiting List

The Stratford Housing Authority (SHA) State Moderate Rental Public Housing Program waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in December, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the Raymond Baldwin Apartments Community Building.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been dropped off at the Raymond Baldwin Apartments Community Building.

600 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. If the SHA does not receive 600 applications, it may accept applications on a first come, first-served basis until March 6, 2019, or until 600 applications are received.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (203) 375-4483.

Last Updated on 05/10/2019.

About Stratford Housing Authority

More information about Stratford Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://stratfordha.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/19/2019, it is not known if Stratford 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 Stratford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Stratford Housing Authority manages 267 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 261 1 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $865 $729 $807
Monthly Cost $225,813 $729 $4,033

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Stratford 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 4% having issued approximately 70 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 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 44 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 $18,751 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 47% 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 48% 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, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

55% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

76% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 37% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Stratford Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 40% 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 Stratford Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $511 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $974. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $180.



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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