Naugatuck, Connecticut Section 8 Voucher Waiting List is Closed as of June 2024. The waiting list was last open in March 2021 and remains closed.

Nathan Brunet

Analysis by Nathan Brunet

Last Updated: February, 23rd 2024

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The Naugatuck Housing Authority (NHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 15, 2021 until March 19, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Once the application was completed, it must have been postmarked between March 15, 2021 and March 19, 2021 and mailed to the Naugatuck Housing Authority.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $35,950 | 5 Persons $55,450
  • 2 Persons $41,050 | 6 Persons $59,550
  • 3 Persons $46,200 | 7 Persons $63,650
  • 4 Persons $51,300 | 8 Persons $67,750

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the NHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NHA on March 8, 2021.

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Naugatuck, Connecticut Section 8 Voucher Applicant Preferences

Naugatuck, Connecticut has preferences for: Preferences Unconfirmed. Preferences are not required but Section 8 Voucher applicants that meet these criteria will be moved up the waiting list.

Naugatuck Housing Authority

Naugatuck, Connecticut Section 8 Voucher Waiting List is managed by Naugatuck Housing Authority.

Naugatuck Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 385 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

This housing agency serves Naugatuck, Connecticut.

What should I do after applying to the Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher waiting list that is closed?

You cannot apply for a waiting list that is closed until it is reopened by the housing authority. It is not known when the housing authority will announce the next opening.

For the Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher 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.

How is a Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher 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 has a Section 8 voucher already?

If you are considering applying for a voucher, you may be interested to know who already has a voucher, 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 have a Section or project-based voucher issued by Naugatuck Housing Authority.

How many renters have a Section 8 voucher with Naugatuck Housing Authority?

At the start of 2024, Naugatuck Housing Authority was managing 253 Section 8 vouchers. Of the total number of vouchers managed, there were 243 households with a voucher. This represents 96% of the total voucher allotment for Naugatuck Housing Authority.

According to HUD, there is a total of 526 people living in households with a Section 8 voucher issued by Naugatuck Housing Authority, with the average number of people per household being 2.

How long did current Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 households wait for their voucher?

The 243 households with a Section 8 voucher at the start of 2024 waited on average 44 months to receive their voucher. Of those voucher-holding households, 19 got their voucher in the last year. This represents 8 percent of voucher holders with vouchers issued by Naugatuck Housing Authority.

Are there any Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 vouchers not issued to renters?

Though Section 8 voucher programs are over-subscribed across the nation with all programs having a waiting list, each month, each housing agency managing vouchers has vouchers that are not issued to renters. This can result from turnover in the program if someone with a voucher buys a home, sees an increase in their income, passes away, or otherwise discontinues the use of their voucher.

The time it takes to transfer voucher funding from one recipient to another can be many months. Managing the Section 8 waiting list, qualifying new voucher holders, and approving new homes or apartments takes time. In addition, in some areas, there is an extreme housing shortage or landlords may refuse to rent to persons using a Section 8 voucher to pay their rent. This results in longer than usual ramp-up times for new voucher holders.

The Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 HCV program that this waiting list covers had 96% of its vouchers utilized by households with 4% unutilized at the start of 2024. This means that 10 Section 8 vouchers out of a total of 253 were in processing at the time HUD reported the data.

How many Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 households have children?

Of the 243 Section 8 voucher-holding households with the Naugatuck Housing Authority, 111 have at least one child. There are 15 two-parent households in the Naugatuck Housing Authority voucher program, and 96 single-parent households. There were 106 households with children with a female head of household.

How much do Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 households earn?

The average annual household income for Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher holders is $20,749 The average annual income per person is $9,309 The average voucher holder earns 22% of the local Area Median Income.

Naugatuck Housing Authority voucher household annual income
Annual Income Range ($) Number of Households % of Vouchers
Less than $5,000 27 11%
$5,000 - $9,999 22 9%
$10,000 - $14,999 68 28%
$15,000 - $19,999 29 12%
$20,000+ 100 41%

What is the source of income for Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 households?

Of all voucher holders, 94 (37%) receive the majority of their income from wages and/or business. 3 (1%) voucher-holding households receive the majority of their income from welfare programs like TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance. 149 (59%) voucher-holding households derive the majority of their income from some other source (other than wage or welfare).

How much does a Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 voucher pay for tenants?

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program pays 70% of the cost of rent plus utilities for any household receiving the housing assistance.

For the Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 program, the federal government is providing, on average, $921 per month to each household, for an average annual cost of $11,052. The program as a whole is paying landlords $223,803 per month, for an annual economic benefit to landlords of $2,685,636

How much does the average Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 tenant pay per month in rent?

HUD refers to the portion of rent paid by the Section 8 tenant as the Total Tenant Payment, or Family Expenditure.

For the Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 HCV programs, the average family expenditure is $505 per month or $6,060 per year. The combined payment from all tenants in the program is $122,715 per month, which is $1,472,580 per year.

What is the average rent of a Section 8 apartment or home in the Naugatuck Housing Authority program?

The average total rent paid to Section 8 landlords is $1,426 per month which includes payment contributed by both tenant households and the federal government. This is a program-wide rent average across all bedroom size rentals.

What is the average utility cost paid by Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 renters?

The average cost of utilities for renters in this program is $224 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 homes?

Of the 253 households with a Section 8 voucher, 58 (24%) live in a studio or one-bedroom unit, 102 (42%) rent a 2-bedroom rental home and 85 (35%) have a 3-bedroom or larger rental. 24% of Housing Choice Voucher recipients are overhoused with more bedrooms than people in the household.

What is the race and ethnicity of Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 households?

56% of Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 HCV 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 Naugatuck Housing Authority Section 8 HCV program?

Age Range of Head of Household Number of Households % of Households
Under 24 5 2%
25-50/td> 126 52%
51-61 51 21%
62-84 63 26%
85 or Older 0 0%