Stratford Housing Authority

295 Everett Street
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut 6615

Stratford Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Stratford Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Stratford.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Stratford, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Shiloh Garden Apartments Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Closed
Gregory Circle, Woodend Road, and Birch Drive Public Housing Closed
HUD Senior Public Housing Closed
State Moderate Rental Public Housing Program Closed
State Elderly Rental Housing Program Closed

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: Shiloh Garden Apartments Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Stratford Housing Authority (SHA) Senior and Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Shiloh Garden Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 11, 2021 until January 13, 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 a paper application from the SHA.

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked no earlier than January 11, 2021 and no later than January 13, 2021, and mailed to Stratford Housing Authority.

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

  • 1 Person $35,950
  • 2 Persons $41,050

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

200 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Sources: This information was verified the SHA on December 29, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Stratford, Connecticut.

Last Updated on 03/29/2022.

Closed: Gregory Circle, Woodend Road, and Birch Drive Public Housing Waiting List

The Stratford Housing Authority (SHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Gregory Circle, Woodend Road and Birch Drive is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 28, 2021 until June 30, 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. Pick up an application in person from the SHA office.
  3. Pick up an application in the June 27, 2021 edition of the CT Post.

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked no earlier than June 28, 2021 and no later than June 30, 2021 and mailed to the Stratford Housing Authority.

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

  • 2 Persons $63,950 | 6 Persons $92,700
  • 3 Persons $71,950 | 7 Persons $99,100
  • 4 Persons $79,900 | 8 Persons $105,500
  • 5 Persons $86,300

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. (96 for 2-Bedrooms, 150 for 3-Bedrooms and 54 for 4-Bedrooms).

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by United Way of Connecticut on June 17, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Stratford, Connecticut. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/10/2022.

Closed: HUD Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Stratford Housing Authority (SHA) HUD Elderly Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in June, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the Raymond Baldwin Apartments Community Building.

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

600 applicants were placed on the State and HUD Elderly waiting list by random lottery.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Last Updated on 08/04/2019.

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.

Closed: State Elderly Rental Housing Program Waiting List

The Stratford Housing Authority (SHA) State Elderly Rental Program waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 4, 2019, until September 19, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the Raymond Baldwin Apartments Community Building.

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

600 applicants were placed on the State and HUD Elderly waiting list by random lottery.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Last Updated on 09/20/2019.

About Stratford Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Stratford Housing Authority may be available by phone at (203) 375-4483. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

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

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-12:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 08/11/2022, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Stratford Housing Authority manages 271 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 267 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $963 $971
Monthly Cost $257,071 $3,882

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Stratford Housing Authority

Hearthstone Apartments

101 Birch Dr
Stratford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Raymond E Baldwin

72 Watkins St
Stratford, Connecticut

Low Income Housing Managed by Stratford Housing Authority

Avery Park

91 West Street
Stafford Springs, Connecticut
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Shiloh Gardens

175 Henry Avenue
Stratford, Connecticut
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR