About West Haven Housing Authority

The West Haven Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in West Haven, Connecticut.

The West Haven Housing Authority serves West Haven.


About the West Haven Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the West Haven Housing Authority manages 1,142 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 837 48 177 80
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $866 $871 $776 $803
Monthly Cost $724,566 $41,831 $137,368 $64,252

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for West Haven 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 11% having issued approximately 105 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 60 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $15,357 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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 55% 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, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

38% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

66% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 46% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the West Haven Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 23% 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 West Haven Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $409 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $952. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $176.



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 Operated by West Haven Housing Authority

1187 Campbell Ave
Morrissey Manor is a 263 unit low income housing apartment community in West Haven.
200 Oak St
Surfside 200 Highrise is a 254 unit low income housing apartment community in West Haven.
23 Glade St
Spring Heights is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in West Haven.
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Affordable Apartments near West Haven Housing Authority

15 Ridge Ct E
Springhaven Lp is a 180 unit low income housing apartment community in West Haven.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in West Haven.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
397 Meadowbrook Ct
Meadow Landing I Ltd Partnership is a 230 unit low income housing apartment community in West Haven.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in West Haven.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
16 Ridge Ct W
Rolling Ridge Apartments is a 180 unit low income housing apartment community in West Haven.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in West Haven.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
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