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).

If you are interested in applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, please see below for more information.



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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., Sandra Roosa, Commissioner, and Regan Moriarty, Commissioner. Current staff is 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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Applications are not being accepted at this time.

The Waterbury Housing Authority accepted pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as the Section 8 Program) on August 15, 2016 through August 17, 2016.

Over the 3 day period, the Authority received over 10,000 applications. 2000 of those submissions will be selected by random lottery and placed on the Waiting List.

The process begins again at some time in the future once the waiting list is exhausted.

Application taking will be advertised on this website as well as the local newspaper.





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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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