Applicant Information

As the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is a federally funded initiative, and many housing authorities administer this program, you may view the list of housing authorities throughout Connecticut by clicking here.

2-1-1 Navigator

The 2-1-1 Navigator is an interactive questionnaire that guides you through a series of questions to help determine which federal and state assistance programs you may qualify for and how to apply for them. While the results are not a guarantee that you will qualify for the programs for which you apply, it can tell you if it’s worth your time to apply.

Getting Started with Section 8

There are five simple questions to ask any housing authority:

  1. Do you have a Section 8 program?
  2. When will your waiting list be open?
  3. Do you have a residency preference or an initial residency requirement?
  4. Do you ever grant waivers of those preferences or requirements?
  5. How long is my waiting time likely to be, if I get on the waiting list?

You don’t have to live within a housing authority’s jurisdiction to apply for its Section 8 program. However, your wait time may be affected by how many residents within the housing authority’s jurisdiction need Section 8 assistance.

 0 BR1 BR2 BR3 BR4 BR 
Payment Standards$821$1039$1333$1591$1792
2017 Fair Market Rents$782$971$1212$1516$1707

NOTE: West Hartford town is part of the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT HUD Metro FMR Area, so all information presented here applies to all of the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT HUD Metro FMR Area. The Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT HUD Metro FMR Area contains the following areas: HARTFORD COUNTY, CT TOWNS OF Avon town, CT ; Berlin town, CT ; Bloomfield town, CT ; Bristol town, CT ; Burlington town, CT ; Canton town, CT ; East Granby town, CT ; East Hartford town, CT ; East Windsor town, CT ; Enfield town, CT ; Farmington town, CT ; Glastonbury town, CT ; Granby town, CT ; Hartford town, CT ; Hartland town, CT ; Manchester town, CT ; Marlborough town, CT ; New Britain town, CT ; Newington town, CT ; Plainville town, CT ; Rocky Hill town, CT ; Simsbury town, CT ; Southington town, CT ; South Windsor town, CT ; Suffield town, CT ; West Hartford town, CT ; Wethersfield town, CT ; Windsor town, CT ; Windsor Locks town, CT ; MIDDLESEX COUNTY, CT TOWNS OF Chester town, CT ; Cromwell town, CT ; Durham town, CT ; East Haddam town, CT ; East Hampton town, CT ; Haddam town, CT ; Middlefield town, CT ; Middletown town, CT ; Portland town, CT ; TOLLAND COUNTY, CT TOWNS OF Andover town, CT ; Bolton town, CT ; Columbia town, CT ; Coventry town, CT ; Ellington town, CT ; Hebron town, CT ; Mansfield town, CT ; Somers town, CT ; Stafford town, CT ; Tolland town, CT ; Union town, CT ; Vernon town, CT ; Willington town, CT.

Income Limit areas are based on FY 2013 Fair Market Rent (FMR) areas. For a detailed account of how this area is derived please see the associated FY 2013 Fair Market Rent documentation system.