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 February 1, 2014, the Board is composed of Chairman James J. Lawlor Esq., Vice-Chairman James Welcome Esq., Tawanna Gibbs, Commissioner, and Sandra Roosa, 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. Here by 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 carolyn.farmer@waterburyha.org Maintenance (203) 721-8829 Re-certification (203) 721-8830 nylda.diaz@waterburyha.org
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Manager (203) 596-4897

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

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