OPEN: Manchester Housing Authority is currently open and does not have a predetermined closing date.

Nathan Brunet

Analysis by Nathan Brunet

Last Updated: February, 23rd 2024

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The Manchester Housing Authority (MHA) waiting list for Elderly (62+)/Disabled Public Housing apartments is currently open.

The MHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from November 1, 2021 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Pick up a paper application at the MHA office, located at 24 Bluefield Drive, Manchester, CT 06040.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off to the MHA office, either in person or in the drop box at the address above.
  2. Mailed to the MHA office at the address above.
  3. Faxed to the MHA office. A fax number is not available on the public notice, or the MHA website.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA public notice, and the MHA online application on November 1, 2021.

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Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing Application Methods

The application may be completed online at https://www.pha-web.com/portal/applicant/manchester/.

The application may be picked up in person at MHA office, located at 24 Bluefield Drive, Manchester, CT 06040.

The application may be mailed to MHA office, located at 24 Bluefield Drive, Manchester, CT 06040.

The application may be turned in to MHA office, located at 24 Bluefield Drive, Manchester, CT 06040.

The application may be faxed to unknown.

Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing Applicant Preferences

Manchester Housing Authority has preferences for: Preferences Unconfirmed. Preferences are not required but Senior / Disabled Public Housing applicants that meet these criteria will be moved up the waiting list.

Manchester Housing Authority

Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is managed by Manchester Housing Authority.

Manchester Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 822 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

This housing agency serves Manchester, Connecticut.

What should I do after applying to the Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

After applying, it's a good practice to keep a record of any application that you submit. This will help you keep track of your application, and is especially useful if you apply to multiple waiting lists. You can do this easily with a document on your computer or mobile device, and also with a notebook or piece of paper.

Make sure to write down your application or confirmation number with the application details. This number will be important to reference in the future. Once you have this information written, keep it stored in a place that's easy to access when you need it.

With this information safely stored, all you have left to do is wait to find out if you've been selected for the waiting list.

When will I know if I've been selected for the Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

Depending on the area, it may take weeks or even months to know if you've been selected for the waiting list. Your wait for an announcement is usually the longest in areas with large populations and a high demand for housing assistance.

Check if the public notice states when the housing authority plans to announce the results, or how long it may take to review applications. Contact the housing authority if this information isn't available.

How do I know if I've been added to the Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

Once all applications are reviewed, the housing authority will either contact everyone who has been placed on the waiting list, or message everyone who applied to check their results.

The housing authority will use the contact information you give in the application to reach you (usually by mail, email, or phone). For this reason, it is very important to put valid contact information on your application. Make sure you keep your contact information up to date, and that you respond quickly if any further action is required.

If you don't get contacted by the housing authority, it might mean that you were not chosen for the waiting list. Sometimes, housing authorities do not contact applicants who were not placed on the waiting list. Check with the housing authority for confirmation.

How can I check my status on the Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

To check your status on the waiting list, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or visit the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to check your status.

Some housing authorities will give your spot on the waiting list, but others might only confirm that you're still on the waiting list. Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when checking your status.

How long will it take to get to the top of the Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

The wait to reach the top of this waiting list will be different for everyone.

It has not been confirmed if this waiting list has preferences. If there is at least one preference, those who qualify will have a shorter wait than those who don't. But if there are no preferences, all applicants are placed on the waiting list randomly. So, there could be a big difference between your wait time, depending on your spot on the waiting list.

If you are closer to the top of the waiting list, your wait may be just weeks or months long. But if you're closer to the end of the waiting list, it could take years to reach the top.

How do I update my application for the Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

To update your waiting list application, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or submit a form to the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to update your application.

Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when updating your application.

When can I apply for a Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list that is open until further notice?

You can apply for a waiting list that is open until further notice while it stays open for an unknown period of time. Usually, the housing authority is accepting applications until the waiting list closes, but some of these waiting lists never close.

For the Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list, how do I apply online?

To apply online, an electronic form must be submitted to the housing authority on the internet. Many online applications require an account to be created to log in, and also a valid email address.

For the Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list, how do I pick up an application?

To pick up an application, you must visit a location set by the housing authority to pick up a paper form. This place may be a housing authority office, local government building, or another location that is helping with the waiting list opening. The application must be completed and sent back to the housing authority according to their instructions.

How is a Manchester Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list sorted by random lottery?

A waiting list sorted by random lottery orders applicants who are selected for the waiting list by a random number system. The time you apply does not factor into your waiting list placement.

Who lives in Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing units?

If you are considering applying to live in a Public Housing unit, you may be interested to know who already lives in these units, and what the households tend to look like. Fortunately, we can provide some helpful statistics using HUD's 2023 Picture of Subsidized Households. The following data describes the economic and demographic characteristics of renters who live in Public Housing units provided by Manchester Housing Authority.

How many renters live in Public Housing units provided by Manchester Housing Authority?

At the start of 2024, Manchester Housing Authority was managing 317 Public Housing units. Of the total number of units managed, there were 307 units occupied. This represents 97% of the total number of Public Housing units managed by Manchester Housing Authority.

According to HUD, there is a total of 424 people living in Public Housing units managed by Manchester Housing Authority, with the average number of people per household being 1.

How long did current Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing tenants spend on a waiting list before occupying a Public Housing unit?

The 307 households living in Public Housing units at the start of 2024 waited on average 40 months before being able to move in. Of those households, 31 occupied their unit in the last year. This represents 10 percent of Public Housing tenants in units managed by Manchester Housing Authority.

Are there any Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing units not occupied?

The Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing program that this waiting list covers had 97% of its units occupied by households with 3% unoccupied at the start of 2024.

How many Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing households have children?

Of the 307 Public Housing households in units managed by Manchester Housing Authority, 38 have at least one child. There are 0 two-parent households in the Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing units, and 38 single-parent households. There were 32 households with children with a female head of household.

How much do Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing households earn?

The average annual household income for Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing tenant households is $18,580 The average annual income per person is $13,453 The average Public Housing household annual income is 21% of the local Area Median Income.

Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing household annual income
Annual Income Range ($) Number of Households % of Vouchers
Less than $5,000 3 1%
$5,000 - $9,999 12 4%
$10,000 - $14,999 132 43%
$15,000 - $19,999 68 22%
$20,000+ 92 30%

What is the source of income for Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing households?

Of all Public Housing households, 29 (9%) receive the majority of their income from wages and/or business. 3 (1%) households receive the majority of their income from welfare programs like TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance. 282 (89%) households derive the majority of their income from some other source (other than wage or welfare).

How much does a Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing unit cost?

For the Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing program, the federal government covers the cost of, on average, $617 per month for each household, which equates to annual cost of $7,404.

How much does the average Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing tenant pay per month in rent?

HUD refers to the portion of rent paid by the tenant as the Total Tenant Payment, or Family Expenditure.

For the Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing program, the average family expenditure is $436 per month or $5,232 per year. The combined payment from all tenants in the program is $133,852 per month, which is $1,606,224 per year.

What is the average utility cost paid by Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing renters?

The average cost of utilities for renters in this program is $280 per month. It is important to note this is not the actual cost renters will pay for utilities, but an estimate based on the energy cost estimates of the program.

What size are most Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing units?

Of the 317 households living in Public Housing units, 228 (74%) live in a studio or one-bedroom unit, 43 (14%) rent a 2-bedroom rental home and 37 (12%) have a 3-bedroom or larger rental. 9% of Public Housing households are overhoused with more bedrooms than people in the household.

What is the race and ethnicity of Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing households?

43% of Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing program households have a minority head of household who is Black, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander; or of Hispanic ethnicity.

What are the ages of tenant heads of households in the Manchester Housing Authority Public Housing program?

Age Range of Head of Household Number of Households % of Households
Under 24 3 1%
25-50/td> 68 22%
51-61 71 23%
62-84 151 49%
85 or Older 12 4%