Notice of Nomination Period – Tenant Commissioner Election

Date: September 5, 2017
To: Residents of the Waterbury Housing Authority
From: Maureen Voghel, Executive Director

This notice is to advise all Tenants of property that is owned or managed by the Waterbury Housing Authority (“WHA”), or any Tenant receiving housing assistance in a housing program directly administered by WHA, that there will be a Tenant Commissioner Election.

To have an election, WHA must identify nominees. WHA will identify up to ten (10) candidates through self-nomination.


  • must be a signatory on a lease with WHA or be a signatory on a lease with a private owner who is receiving assistance from WHA on your behalf or whose units are managed by WHA (“WHA Tenant”).
  • cannot hold any public office in Waterbury except justice of the peace or registrar of voters
  • must be in Good Standing with the WHA, which means that you have (i) not been more than ten (10) days late on rental payments or any other amounts due to the WHA more than four (4) times in a year; (ii) not otherwise been in violation of your lease; and (iii) remained in compliance with all other WHA policies
  • and, if elected, must take an oath of office to faithfully discharge, according to the law, your
    duties as a WHA Commissioner.

All WHA Commissioners—including the Tenant Commissioner—receive no compensation for their service on the Board of Commissioners. WHA will verify each signature on each Nomination Card and Letter of Interest to ensure the nominee is an eligible WHA Tenant. The Election Supervisor will evaluate all nominations and select up to ten candidates for the election.

If you would like to nominate yourself as a candidate, you must complete a Nomination Card and submit a Letter of Interest. A Nomination Card for each WHA Tenant at your household is enclosed with this Notice. If you lose or misplace your Nomination Card, additional cards are available to eligible WHA Tenants at WHA’s main office: 2 Lakewood Road, Suite B, Waterbury, CT 06704. The Election Supervisor may contact you to confirm your interest in serving and your eligibility.

You may either mail or hand deliver your Nomination Card and Letter of Interest. In order to be considered, your Nomination Card and Letter of Interest must be received by WHA on or before 3:00 p.m. on October 04, 2017, at WHA’s main office: 2 Lakewood Road, Suite B, Waterbury, CT 06704.

After the nomination period closes, the Election Supervisor will identify



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Wait List Open Enrollment Site

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Applicants must meet all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development income and eligibility requirements.

When: Pre-applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY for the Low Income Public Waiting List for 3 Bedroom, 4 Bedroom & 5 Bedrooms ONLY.  The open enrollment period will be Monday April 24 at 8:30 am

How: Pre-applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY.  Submission of a pre-application does not guarantee placement on any Waiting List. Only one pre-application per family will be accepted. Duplicate applications will be rejected.  Paper applications will not be distributed or accepted.

Where: Pre-applications can be submitted ONLINE with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smart phone, and tablet.  Pre-applications will not be accepted at the Waterbury Housing Authority (WHA) office.

Reasonable Accommodation: It is the policy of the WHA to provide reasonable accommodations to those persons with disabilities so that they can participate equally in its housing programs. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Housing Authority at (203)596-2640.

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Waterbury Housing Authority: Public Housing Preliminary Application


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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

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