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 The Housing Authority of the City of New Haven

is accepting applications since March 22, 2021for its

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waitlist

   The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) provides rental assistance to help low-income persons afford decent and safe rental housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds the program and Elm City Communities (ECC) administers it in the city of New Haven. Once an applicant is pulled from the waitlist HCVP will issue a rental voucher and the applicant is then free to locate a dwelling unit suitable to the family’s needs and desires in the private rental market.


Earnings must be between 0-50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) at the time the applicant is drawn from the waitlist. Please see the table below for specific income and household requirements. Placement on the waitlist will be based on the date and time the application is received with accommodations made for applications received by mail or hand delivery to give fair access. Applications will be date and time stamped as they are received.

The waiting list will be updated as needed to ensure that all applicants and applicant information is current and timely. To update your online application please follow the instructions below:

# of people in      household























Applications can be submitted or updated:

  • Online at https://ecc.myhousing.com/
  • If you require a reasonable accommodation and would like to receive an application by mail, please call 475-355-7289 or

send a written request to Attention: Waitlist Coordinator, Elm City Communities, PO Box 1912, New Haven, CT 06509


Applications received via mail will be based on a lottery process.


If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application call 203-498-8800 ext. 1507


Applications will be available on March 22, 2021. The waitlist will remain open.