Hartford's Section 8 Wait List Opening Soon

April 15, 2024

For a short window of time, the Housing Authority of the City of Hartford will be opening its wait list for Section 8 (HCV) and Project-Based Programs from:


Tuesday, April 23, at 9 A.M. to Friday, April 26, at 4:30 P.M.
The Hartford Housing Authority (HHA) recommends that you apply by using the online pre-application form, which can be found by CLICKING HERE or on the graphic below.
HAA will use a lottery to select and order 3,000 pre-applications for the Housing Authority's Section 8 waiting list. The lottery eliminates the need to be the first to submit a form or to wait in line to apply. 

For those who need it, a paper form will be available when the waiting list opens by printing one in English or Espanol, by picking one up at the Housing Authority at 180 John D. Wardlaw Way, or by picking one up at any of the Hartford Libraries.

If you or anyone in your family is a person with disabilities and you require an accommodation in the Housing Authority’s policy or procedures to fully utilize our programs and services, please contact the Housing Authority at 860-723-8493 (TRS 711 or 800-842-9710).
  • An applicant must qualify as an individual or family as defined by HHA.
  • Head of household must be at least 18 years of age at the time of this pre-application or an emancipated minor by a court of competent jurisdiction, consistent with Connecticut law.
  • Family must have an annual income at the time of admission that does not exceed the established income limits at the time of admission according to the maximum income by family size established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Applicant and all adult members of the family must pass a criminal background check.
  • Applicant or any member of the family that has ever been convicted of manufacturing or producing methamphetamine on the premises of any federally assisted housing or any family household member that is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program will not be eligible for housing assistance.
  • Applicant and all members of the family must provide documentation of social security numbers for all family members or certify that they do not have social security numbers at the time of the initial eligibility interview.
  • Applicant and all members of the family must meet HUD requirements on citizenship or immigration status.
  • Applicant or any member of the family who currently owes rent or other amounts to HHA or any other housing authority will not be offered assistance until the outstanding balance is paid in full.
The Hartford Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation in the access to, admission into, or employment in housing programs or activities.