Willimantic Housing Authority

49 West Avenue, Willimantic, CT, 06226
(860) 456-1413

Windham County

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The Willimantic Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list from October 18th, 2018 until October 25th through 11:59PM.To apply, visit
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About Willimantic Housing Authority

The Housing Authority of the City of Willimantic is a "quasi-governmental agency". While being neither a Town, State, or Federal agency, its Commissioners are appointed by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Windham and it is regulated by both the Federal and State governments. It owns its developments in its own right, but the use and disposal of the property are restricted by covenants with either the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), and/or the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA).

Additional Information

As of November 2018, the Section 8 waiting list appears to be closed. The Public Housing list is open: to apply visit here: https://www.waitlistcheck.com/CT2061

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Housing Authority to promote affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination. The Housing Authority manages 576 units within the Town of Windham. These include the following developments: John Ashton Towers, Wilbur Cross Apartments, Nathan Hale Terrace, Father Honan Terrace, Jonathan Trumbull Terrace, Hevrin Terrace, Terry Court and Marcella Eastman Terrace. The Housing Authority also manages a Housing Choice Voucher Program which subsidizes approximately 500 families in the Town of Windham.

Program Summary for Willimantic Housing Authority

Willimantic 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. Willimantic Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Willimantic Housing Authority administered a total of 102 Section 8 Vouchers. Willimantic Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Willimantic Housing Authority is located at 49 West Avenue, Willimantic, CT, 06226 and serves the city of Willimantic. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Willimantic Housing Authority at, (860) 456-1413 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Willimantic Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 11/29/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 102
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Willimantic Housing Authority is currently Open

2020 Income Limits for Windham 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 Windham County, CT:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $35,950
  • $41,050
  • $46,200
  • $51,300
  • $55,450
  • $59,550
  • $63,650
  • $67,750
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $21,600
  • $24,650
  • $27,750
  • $30,800
  • $33,300
  • $35,750
  • $39,640
  • $44,120
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $54,950
  • $62,800
  • $70,650
  • $78,500
  • $84,800
  • $91,100
  • $97,350
  • $103,650

2017 Fair Market Rents for Windham 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 Windham County, CT:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$665 $725 $939 $1175 $1294

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Mansfield Housing Authority Mansfield Housing Authority Storrs CT 149 N/A Open 5.36 Miles Contact
Norwich Housing Authority Norwich Housing Authority Norwich CT 514 177 Open 15.88 Miles Contact
South Windsor Housing Authority South Windsor Housing Authority South Windsor CT 35 N/A Open 16.45 Miles Contact
Plainfield Housing Authority Plainfield Housing Authority Plainfield CT 197 N/A Open 16.47 Miles Contact
Manchester Housing Authority Manchester Housing Authority Manchester CT 637 N/A Open 16.78 Miles Contact
Brooklyn Housing Authority Brooklyn Housing Authority Brooklyn CT N/A N/A Open 18.54 Miles Contact

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

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Windham County Quick Facts

Population: 116,998
Persons Per Household: 2.57
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 26.7%
Homeownership Rate: 70.1%
Housing Units: 49,041
Yearly Income Per Person: $27,893
Median Household Income: $59,333