West Haven occupies 10.6 square miles with over 22,000 house-holds. Its urban shoreline setting provides excellent recreation, a divers housing community and a growing business sector. As home to the University of New Haven, West Haven continues to embrace its reputation for quality education.

The Mission of The West Haven Housing Authority is to provide and enhance affordable living opportunities for individuals and families with the greatest housing needs. This includes seniors and disabled people living on fixed incomes, homeless veterans, and families with low incomes. We offer a broad range of housing options to address the unique needs faced by each of these groups. Our guiding principles are: insure public trust, protect the dignity of people with limited resources, support independent living, promote resident empowerment, community partnerships, and provide communities of choice to low and moderate-income residents throughout the City of West Haven.

The WEST HAVEN HOUSING AUTHORITY was originally organized in 1946 for the purpose of building federal affordable housing. The WHHA is governed by a five (5) member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the City of West Haven and approved by the West Haven City Council. Commissioner serves a five (5) year term.

The Executive Director and the staff of the WHHA are responsible for the administration and management of the Authority. In 1966 the first federal units were erected. One hundred 100 family units called Spring Heights and 126 family/disabled units were built at Morrissey Manor. From 1976 through 1985, 391 units were added to the West Haven Housing Authority, totaling 617 federal units.

When the Section 8/HCV Assistance Housing Program originated in 1976 only 75 people were on the program, today the Housing Authority assists approximately 11 38 Section /HCV families. In 1998, the WHHA began the rehabilitation work on the largest acquisition in West Haven Housing Authority’s history, Meadow Landing; LIHTC funded multi-family housing development. The development consists of 230 units. In addition, WHHA owns 38 market rate rentals known as the Spring Gardens Apartments

Contact Information

West Haven Housing Authority
Mailing Address: 15 Glade Street West Haven, CT 06516
Walk-In Inquiries for Public Housing & Sect. 8 /HCV: 23B Glade Street, West Haven, CT 06516
Sect. 8/HCV & Public Housing General Email: Click Here
Tel: 203-934-8671
TTD/TTY: 1-800-545-1833 ext 901
Main Office Fax: 203-937-5788
Section 8 & Public Housing Fax: 203-937-0306

Office Hours

Monday-Friday : 8:30am - 4:30pm

Mailing Address: 15 Glade Street West Haven, CT 06516

Please note the Public Housing and the Section 8 main offices are closed daily from 12:30pm – 1:30pm and are closed to the public every Thursday.

TD/TTY: 1-800-545-1833
Section 8 Fax: 203-937-0306


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