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Windsor Locks Housing Authority

120 Southwest Ave
Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Connecticut 6096

Windsor Locks Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 20th, 2020, Windsor Locks Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Windsor Locks Housing Authority serves Windsor Locks.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Windsor Locks Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Windsor Locks 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 Locks Housing Authority Phone: (860) 627-1455.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

As of July 2017, the Windsor Locks Housing Authority (WLHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

To apply: Pick up an application at the WLHA office, located at 120 Southwest Ave, Windsor Locks, CT 06096.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the WLHA office at the above address. 

For more information, call the WLHA office at (860) 627-1455.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (860)627-1455.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/13/2017.

Other Windsor Locks Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Windsor Locks Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Windsor Locks Housing Authority (WLHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in September 2016, and before that in 2005. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Windsor Locks, CT is about 15 miles north of Hartford, CT.


Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.


To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the application at the WLHA office.


This waiting list has the following preferences: Live/work locally, homeless in shelter.


Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time and application was received, by order of preferences.


Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.


For more information, call the WLHA office at (860) 627-1455.

Last Updated on 09/02/2016.

About Windsor Locks Housing Authority

Representatives of Windsor Locks Housing Authority may be available by phone at (860) 627-1455. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/20/2020, it is not known if Windsor Locks 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 Locks Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Windsor Locks Housing Authority manages 115 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 Homeownership Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 78 2 6 29
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $697 $1,144 $737 $725
Monthly Cost $54,360 $2,288 $4,423 $21,016

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Windsor Locks 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 9 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 58 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $18,357 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 44% 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 49% 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, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

63% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

54% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 28% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Windsor Locks Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 35% 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 Windsor Locks Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $556 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $746. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $172.



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 Windsor Locks Housing Authority

Chestnut Hill Oak Grove Terrace Apartments

22 Grove St
Windsor Locks, Connecticut