Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federal program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family, or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including singe-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
Applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program can ONLY be accepted when the wait list is "Open". When the Enfield Housing Authority opens the wait list, it will be announced on this website, through public notice in the newspaper and at 2-1-1.
To be eligible for participation, an applicant must meet HUD's criteria as well as any permissible additional criteria established by the Enfield Housing Authority:
- Meet the definition of "family"
- Be income eligible
- Be a citizen or non-citizen who has eligible immigration status
- Pass the screening process
Moderate Rental Housing Program
The Enfield Housing Authority's 174 Moderate Rental Housing Program units are located on Green Valley Drive, Laurel Park, Nutmeg Avenue and Pearl Street. These duplex style units offer a yard, washer/dryer hook ups and off street parking. Residents are responsible for all utilities (water, gas, electricity). Residents are also responsible for supplying all appliances, including stove and refrigerator.
Rents are based on income. Residents pay base rent OR 30% of their adjusted gross income, whichever is higher. Effective January 1, 2023, base rents for the Moderate Rental Housing Program are:
- 2 BR- $442
- 3 BR- $480
- 4 BR- $513
The income limits are set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These amounts listed are gross annual income limits. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to pay the rent requirements as determined by the Enfield Housing Authority.
Maximum gross annual income requirements for Moderate Rental Program:
- 2 Person Household- $75,600
- 3 Person Household- $85,050
- 4 Person Household- $94,500
- 5 Person Household- $102,100
- 6 Person Household- $109,650
Elderly/Disabled Housing Program
The Enfield Housing Authority's 200 Elderly/Disabled Housing Program units are located at:
- Woodside Park
- Windsor Court
- Enfield Manor
- Ella Grasso Manor
Residents are responsible for some utilities, which varies by development. Each site has a Laundry Room and Community Room. Units are cable ready, have an emergency call for aide system, private entrances and are equipped with stove and refrigerator. All units are located on ground level. Pets are allowed at these sites, in accordance with the Enfield Housing Authority's Pet Policy. Applicants must be age 62 or older OR 100% disabled as certified by the Social Security Administration or any other federal board or agency.
Rents are based on income. Residents pay base rent OR 30% of their adjusted gross income, whichever is higher. The Enfield Housing Authority participates in the State of Connecticut's Elderly Rental Assistance Payment (ERAP) program. This resident based program will assist households when the base rent exceeds 30% of their adjusted monthly income and is subject to funding by the state legislature. Effective January 1, 2023, base rents for the Elderly/Disabled Program are:
- Ella Grasso Manor- $450 or $477 (depending on size of unit)
- Enfield Manor- $474 or $506 (depending on size of unit)
- Windsor Court- $483
- Woodside Park- $434 or $462 (depending on size of unit)
The income limits are set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The amounts listed are gross annual income limits. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to meet base rent requirements as determined by the Enfield Housing Authority.
Maximum gross annual income requirements for Elderly/Disabled Program:
- 1 Person Household- $66,150
- 2 Person Household- $75,600
Congregate Housing Program
The Congregate Housing Program is a State of Connecticut sponsored program for the frail elderly. The State considers frail elderly as those individuals age 62 or older in need of assistance with one or more daily life functions. The program should not be confused with assisted living as the Enfield Housing Authority does not provide direct healthcare services.
Residents have apartments that include a private kitchenette and private bath all on ground level. All units are equipped with emergency call for aide systems and there is a Resident Services Coordinator to help residents arrange for community-based services, as they are needed. There is staff on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Mark Twain Congregate Living Center consists of 82 units and is located at 110 South Road. Off street parking is available. There are two laundry rooms conveniently located inside the building. Trash/recycling disposal and mailboxes are located inside the building. Lunch is served in the Dining Room daily for those choosing to participate in the lunch program.
Mark Twain offers various activities such as:
- Exercise program
- Board/card games and Trivia
- Volleyball and Dart board tournaments
- Wii games
- Television lounge
- Potluck dinners
- Flu clinics
- Foot care services
Rents are $500, $516 and $583 (depending on unit size) plus $371 monthly service fee.
Residents pay a monthly rent and a monthly service fee, both of which may be subsidized by the State of Connecticut, depending on the resident's income. Water, heat and electricity are included in the rent.
HUD-VASH is a joint program between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that provides supportive housing with case management services to Veterans experiencing homelessness.