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West Hartford Housing Authority

80 Shield Street
West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut 6110

West Hartford Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

West Hartford Housing Authority serves West Hartford.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
West Hartford, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other West Hartford Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 23, 2020, the West Hartford Housing Authority website says:

"WHHA is closed to the public and employees are working remotely. As emails and voicemails are received, we will do our best to answer them all as soon as possible. Please contact our staff by telephone or email.

If you are reporting a change, you can obtain forms on this website and can either email, mail, or fax the information to your assigned caseworker. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding, as we all try to remain safe and healthy."

More information can be found here.

Closed: West Hartford, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The West Hartford Housing Authority (WHHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from June 17, 2020, until July 8, 2020. 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. Request a paper pre-application be mailed you by contacting the WHHA. Paper pre-applications must have been postmarked between June 17, 2020 and July 1, 2020; and received by July 8, 2020.

Once the paper pre-application was completed, it must have been postmarked and mailed to the WHHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences: households subject to a covered relocation plan, funding-terminated families, and families with disabled members.

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

For more information, visit the WHHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a WHHA representative, as of June 15, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Last Updated on 07/09/2020.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The West Hartford Housing Authority (WHHA) is not accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications at this time. The waiting list for Elm Grove Senior Apartments (55+) was last open for two weeks from June 2017 until July 2017. There is no notice of when any waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the WHHA website, or call the office at (860) 953-0002, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Last Updated on 08/29/2019.

About West Hartford Housing Authority

More information about West Hartford Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://westhartfordha.org/.

Representatives of West Hartford Housing Authority may be available by phone at (860) 953-0002. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/01/2020, it is not known if West Hartford 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 West Hartford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, West Hartford Housing Authority manages 545 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 486 30 14 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $837 $684 $1,074 $636
Monthly Cost $407,015 $20,506 $15,036 $9,547

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for West Hartford 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 3% having issued approximately 179 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 47 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $14,162 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 85% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 71% 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, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 46% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 15% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

31% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

49% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the West Hartford Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 33% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

55% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% 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 West Hartford Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $373 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $858. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $136.



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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