Danbury Housing Authority

2 Mill Ridge Road, Danbury, CT, 06811
(203) 744-2500

Fairfield County

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About Danbury Housing Authority

The Housing Authority of The City of Danbury, located at 2 Mill Ridge Road, Danbury CT, 06810 was established in 1948 under the Connecticut General Statutes to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing to low-income and moderate income families.

The Authority is governed by a five (5) member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the City of Danbury, Connecticut. The Authority's day-to-day operations are directed by the Authority's Executive Director.

The Authority is primarily funded through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Authority administers its programs from an operational budget of approximately 2 million per year and a total budget of approximately 12 million per year.

The Authority manages seven communities totaling approximately 900 apartment units. Of the seven communities, four are located in the downtown area, five of the communities are family developments and four are senior/disabled high rises. In addition to administering the "Public Housing" program, the Authority administers approximately 1100 Section 8 vouchers under its "Housing Choice Voucher" program.

Additional Information

They are accepting applications for elderly programs. The qualifications to be added onto one of these lists are that you are either 62 years of age, or a disabled person under the age of 62, and that you require an efficiency unit or one-bedroom. If you qualify for elderly housing contact their office so they can mail an application to you. You may wish to apply to other subsidized and affordable rental properties in Danbury and New Milford as follows: Danbury Commons 203-743-4757 Beaver Street Apt Co-op 203-794-1760 Nolan Enterprises 203-797-8255 Indian Field Apartments 860-355-1759

Mission Statement

The Authority's mission, in support of the City of Danbury, is to provide for safe, affordable and decent housing within the City of Danbury.

Program Summary for Danbury Housing Authority

Danbury Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Danbury Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 366 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Danbury Housing Authority administered a total of 802 Section 8 Vouchers. Danbury Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Danbury Housing Authority is located at 2 Mill Ridge Road, Danbury, CT, 06811 and serves the city of Danbury. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Danbury Housing Authority at, (203) 744-2500 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Danbury Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 5
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 802
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 366
Waiting list for the Danbury Housing Authority is currently Open

2017 Income Limits for Fairfield County, CT

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Fairfield County, CT:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $37,400
  • $42,750
  • $48,100
  • $53,400
  • $57,700
  • $61,950
  • $66,250
  • $70,500
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $22,450
  • $25,650
  • $28,850
  • $32,050
  • $34,650
  • $37,200
  • $39,750
  • $42,350
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $54,250
  • $62,000
  • $69,750
  • $77,500
  • $83,700
  • $89,900
  • $96,100
  • $102,300

2017 Fair Market Rents for Fairfield County, CT

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Fairfield County, CT:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$888 $1103 $1377 $1723 $2161

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
New Canaan Housing Authority New Canaan Housing Authority New Canaan CT N/A N/A Open 16.77 Miles Contact
Mount Kisco Housing Authority Mount Kisco Housing Authority Mount Kisco NY N/A 76 Open 17.48 Miles Contact
Town of Yorktown Town of Yorktown Yorktown Heights NY 415 222 Open 17.53 Miles Contact
Fairfield Housing Authority Fairfield Housing Authority Fairfield CT 171 N/A Open 19.01 Miles Contact
Norwalk Housing Authority Norwalk Housing Authority Norwalk CT 842 853 Open 20.45 Miles Contact
Bridgeport Housing Authority Bridgeport Housing Authority Bridgeport CT 2,838 2,698 Open 20.46 Miles Contact

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Danbury Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Fairfield County Quick Facts

Population: 945,438
Persons Per Household: 2.73
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 35.1%
Homeownership Rate: 69.0%
Housing Units: 362,457
Yearly Income Per Person: $48,721
Median Household Income: $82,283