Under the project-based voucher program, a PHA enters into an assistance contract with the owner for specified units and for a specified term. The PHA refers families from its waiting list to the project owner to fill vacancies. Because the assistance is tied to the unit, a family who moves from the project-based unit does not have any right to continued housing assistance. However, they may be eligible for a tenant based voucher when one becomes available.

This is NOT for the Section 8 Voucher (Tenant Based program).


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Our Mission

The Housing Authority of the City of Waterbury (WHA) was founded in 1953 to provide affordable housing in Waterbury for families who lack the means to purchase or rent housing at market prices. WHA’s mission is to achieve excellence in the housing industry by providing housing opportunities and customer satisfaction to enhance the quality of life for very-low, low and moderate-income residents. WHA is a federally funded independent agency which operates under direction of a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor. Effective October 1, 2014, the Board is composed of Chairman James J. Lawlor Esq., Vice-Chairman James Welcome Esq., Tawanna Gibbs, Commissioner, and Sandra Roosa, Commissioner, and Regan Moriarty, Commissioner. Current staff is about 33 employees. WHA currently owns and operates residential properties with 785 family units, housing approximately 2068 individuals throughout its Public Housing units. In addition, another 2,750 families (5,005 individuals) are assisted by the Enhanced Voucher Program (Section 8).

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The Waterbury Housing Authority accepted pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as the Section 8 Program) November 26, 2012 at 12:00AM through November 30, 2012 at 4:30PM.

The lottery was conducted in January 2013, hereby placing a sufficient number of individuals on the waiting list. There is no anticipated future date to re-open the application process at this time.

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Manager (203) 596-4778

Maintenance (203) 721-8829
Re-certification (203) 721-8830

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Manager (203) 596-4897

Maintenance (203) 721-8831
Re-certification (203) 721-8832

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