Stratford Housing Authority

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

Stratford Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Stratford, Connecticut that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs.

Stratford Housing Authority serves Stratford.

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: State Moderate Rental Public Housing 1-4 Bedroom Waiting List

The Stratford Housing Authority (SHA) State Moderate Rental Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. The waiting list for 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments on McPadden Drive, Justice Street and Woodend Road 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 12/06/2018.

Unknown: HUD Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 11/28/2018.

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 12/11/2018, it is not known if Stratford Housing Authority is aborbing 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 281 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 275 1 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $873 $543 $768
Monthly Cost $240,172 $543 $3,842

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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