Willimantic Housing Authority

49 West Avenue
Windham, Windham County, Connecticut 6226

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

Willimantic Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Willimantic and Windham.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Windham, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Willimantic Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Willimantic Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Windham, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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

Last Updated on 12/18/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Willimantic Housing Authority (WHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. The waiting list for select properties and bedroom sizes was last open from December 2017 until February 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery on the last day of each month the waiting list was open (December-February).

For more information, visit the WHA website, or call the office at (860) 456-1413.

Last Updated on 02/28/2018.

About Willimantic Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Willimantic Housing Authority may be available by phone at (860) 456-2086. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of August 11th, 2022, it is not known if Willimantic Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 10/18/2018, Willimantic Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Willimantic Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Willimantic Housing Authority manages 479 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 Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 461 2 16
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $635 $671 $830
Monthly Cost $292,708 $1,342 $13,275

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Willimantic 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 9% having issued approximately 53 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $15,183 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% 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

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

44% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

71% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Willimantic Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% 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. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Willimantic Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $374 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $590. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $89.

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 Willimantic Housing Authority

John J. Ashton Towers

621 Valley St
Willimantic, Connecticut