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Windsor Housing Authority

156 Bloomfield Ave
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut 6095

Windsor Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of April 12th, 2021, Windsor Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Windsor Housing Authority serves Windsor.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Windsor, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Windsor Housing Authority Project-Based Voucher Closed
Fitch Court Apartments Near-Elderly Closed
Shad Run Terrace Elderly and Disabled Housing Closed
Millbrook Village Elderly and Disabled Housing Closed

Open Windsor 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.

Windsor Housing Authority Website: http://windsorcthousingauthority.org/.

Windsor Housing Authority Phone: (860) 285-8090.

COVID-19 Update: As of December 2, 2020, the Windsor Housing Authority website says:

"In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, we are taking proactive steps to address a number of business concerns. First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and/or adopt practices protecting the health of employees, customers, visitors or others. We also want to ensure the continuity of business operations during this pandemic.

Windsor Housing Authority will take proactive steps to protect the workplace in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. It is the goal of Windsor Housing Authority during any such time period to strive to operate effectively and ensure that all essential services are continuously provided and that employees are safe within the workplace."

Open Soon: Windsor, Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Windsor Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon. Applications will be accepted from April 19, 2021 at 8:00 am, until April 22, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.

Windsor, CT is about 5 miles north of Hartford, CT.

There are four ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the application that will be available on the WHA website here.
  2. Print the application that will be available on the United Way of Connecticut web page here.
  3. Pick up an application in the April 16, 2021 edition of The Windsor Journal.
  4. Pick up an application in the April 18, 2021 edition of the Hartford Courant.

Only one application per household will be accepted. Duplicate applications will be disqualified. Applications that are not legible will be disqualified. No phone calls, faxes, or drop offs will be accepted.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be postmarked between April 19, 2021 and April 22, 2021; and mailed to:

The Housing Authority of the Town Windsor
P.O. Box 335
Windsor, CT 06095

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Applicants placed on the waiting list will be notified by mail by August 13, 2021.

For more information, read the WHA public notice, or visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA on April 9, 2021

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Windsor, Connecticut.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (860) 285-8090.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/12/2021.

Other Windsor Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Windsor Housing Authority (WHA) waiting list for Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 6, 2016, until June 8, 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application available on the HATW website.
  2. Download and print the application available on cthcvp.org.
  3. Obtain an application from the June 4, 2016 issue of the Hartford Courant.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the WHA. Only applications postmarked between June 6, 2016 and June 8, 2016 were accepted.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

Applicants placed on the waiting list will be notified by mail by July 8, 2016.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Last Updated on 12/01/2020.

Closed: Fitch Court Apartments Near-Elderly Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Windsor Housing Authority (WHA) Near-Elderly waiting list for apartments at Fitch Court Apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the WHA, "All occupants must be at least 55 years of age or older and have a minimum monthly income of $1550.00 per month."

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, read the WHA Fitch Court Cover Sheet, or visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA on April 8, 2021

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Windsor, Connecticut.

Last Updated on 04/08/2021.

Closed: Shad Run Terrace Elderly and Disabled Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Windsor Housing Authority (WHA) Elderly and Disabled Housing waiting list for apartments at Shad Run Terrace is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the HATW, "There are two waiting lists which cover Shad Run Terrace. If you are in need of an ADA handicapped accessible unit you may apply for the SRT handicapped waiting list.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the application that was available online.

Once the paper application was  completed, it must have been mailed to:

Town of Windsor Housing Authority
156 Bloomfield Ave.
Windsor, CT 06095

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA on April 8, 2021.

Last Updated on 04/08/2021.

Closed: Millbrook Village Elderly and Disabled Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Windsor Housing Authority (WHA) Elderly and Disabled Housing waiting list for apartments at Millbrook Village is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA, as of July 8, 2020.

Last Updated on 12/01/2020.

About Windsor Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Windsor Housing Authority may be available by phone at (860) 285-8090. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/12/2021, it is not known if Windsor 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 Windsor Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Windsor Housing Authority manages 142 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 Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 114 8 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $777 $337 $531
Monthly Cost $88,561 $2,695 $10,611

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Windsor 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 7% having issued approximately 21 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 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 31 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 $16,922 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 56% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

47% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

80% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 61% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Windsor Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 Windsor Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $489 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $797. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $155.



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.