Vernon Housing Authority

21 Court Street
Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut 6066

Vernon Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Vernon, Connecticut that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 20th, 2019, Vernon Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Family Scattered Site Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Elderly Congregate Living Center Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Vernon Housing Authority serves Vernon.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Family Scattered Site Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Elderly Congregate Living Center Open Until Further Notice
Vernon, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Vernon Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Family Scattered Site Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Vernon Housing Authority (VHA) Family Scattered Site Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the application online here. Select the "Public Housing Application" link.
  2. Email the Leasing Office at to request an application. Contact information for the Leasing Coordinator can be found here.

After completing the application, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to 114 Fraklin Park West, PO Box 963, Vernon, CT 06066.
  2. Dropped off after calling the VHA to schedule a drop off appointment.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the VHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (860) 871-0886.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/09/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

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

The Vernon Housing Authority (VHA) Elderly (62+)/Disabled Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2019, until further notice.

The VHA Elderly (62+)/Disabled Public Housing program has Efficiency and 1-Bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the application online here. Select the "Public Housing Application" link.
  2. Email the Leasing Office at to request an application. Contact information for the Leasing Coordinator can be found here.

After completing the application, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to 114 Fraklin Park West, PO Box 963, Vernon, CT 06066.
  2. Dropped off after calling the VHA to schedule a drop off appointment.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the VHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (860) 871-0886.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/09/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Elderly Congregate Living Center Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Vernon Housing Authority (VHA) Francis J. Pitkat Congregate Living Center Elderly (62+) waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the application online here. Select the "Congregate Living Center Application" link.
  2. Email the Leasing Office at to request an application. Contact information for the Leasing Coordinator can be found here.

After completing the application, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to 114 Fraklin Park West, PO Box 963, Vernon, CT 06066.
  2. Dropped off after calling the VHA to schedule a drop off appointment.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the VHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (860) 871-0886.

Last Updated on 08/09/2019.

Other Vernon Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Vernon, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Vernon Housing Authority (VHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher wait list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 16, 2019, until August 30, 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 application here.
  2. Download and print the application online.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the VHA website.

Last Updated on 10/16/2019.

About Vernon Housing Authority

More information about Vernon Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.vernonhousing.org/.

Representatives of Vernon Housing Authority may be available by phone at (860) 871-0886. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/20/2019, it is not known if Vernon 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 Vernon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Vernon Housing Authority manages 294 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 243 38 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $666 $807 $759
Monthly Cost $161,923 $30,671 $9,862

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Vernon 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 19 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $15,444 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 46% 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 47% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

50% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

57% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 36% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Vernon Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 23% 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

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Vernon Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $387 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $692. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $139.



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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