West Hartford Housing Authority Announces Wait List Openings

540 New Park Avenue is still under construction, but the West Hartford Housing Authority is accepting applications for a waiting list through July 5, 2022. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Pre-applications are now being accepted to enter a lottery for three West Hartford apartment developments.


The Housing Authority of the Town of West Hartford (WHHA) will be accepting pre-applications for three West Hartford apartments in the Project Based Voucher (Section 8) Program now through July 5.

Applicants must be eligible by household size for an efficiency unit (0 bedroom) or one-bedroom unit and meet the income and other eligibility guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Project Based Voucher (PBV) apartments are:

  • THE RESIDENCES AT 540 NEW PARK (13 apartment units), 540 New Park Avenue, West Hartford CT 06110
  • ELM GROVE SENIOR (55+) APARTMENTS, 11 Grove Street, West Hartford CT 06110
  • ALFRED E. PLANT SENIOR (55+) APARTMENTS, 759 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford CT 06119

Elm Grove and Alfred E. Plant apartments have additional eligibility requirements in that the applicant or other adult household member must be at least 55 years of age or older, and household members under the age of 18 may not be part of an application.

The PBV Program is a federally funded program, which provides units with rental subsidies to eligible households. Applicants must meet all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and WHHA income and eligibility guidelines.

Income Eligibility Limits:

  • 1 person – $39,450
  • 2 persons – $45,100

Only one pre-application per family will be accepted; duplicate pre-applications will be disqualified.

Interested applicants must apply online here through July 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

This pre-application is accessible through any computer, tablet, or smart phone. After successfully completing the pre-application, you may print the confirmation of successful completion of your application.

If you are disabled and require assistance applying, please visit our dedicated application centers below. The Housing Authority of the Town of West Hartford will have computers, staff, and volunteers available only on Wednesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 29, 2022, between 9 a.m. and noon at the following two locations for individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:

  • West Hartford Town Hall Social Services, 50 South Main Street, Room 306, West Hartford CT 06107
  • West Hartford Housing Authority, 80 Shield Street, West Hartford, CT 06110

The Housing Authority of the Town of West Hartford will use a Random-Draw Lottery System to select 400 pre-applications from among eligible pre-applications. The date and time of application will not impact the selection or placement on the waiting list. Those chosen in the lottery will be notified by mail no later than Aug. 1, 2022. All disqualified or remaining pre-applications not selected for the lottery will be discarded with no further notice. Therefore, if you do not receive a letter by Aug. 1, 2022, your pre-application was not drawn.

The Housing Authority of the Town of West Hartford does not discriminate in admission or access to federally assisted housing programs. Any eligible individual with disabilities will be served. Those who have visual or hearing impairments will be provided with the necessary information to understand and participate in the program. Efforts will be coordinated to comply with the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504. This is an equal opportunity housing program.

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  • This section 8/affordable housing thing is a joke. I don’t think west hartford has any idea what low income really is. Apartments go for at a minimum around $1500 and that’s considered for low income? Ridiculous

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