Program Eligibility

Low Income Public Housing

Public housing units come in a range of bedroom sizes and types. They range from high-rise apartment buildings to duplex and scattered single family houses.

  • Earn 80 percent of area median income or less as a household to qualify
  • Pay 30 percent of their household's monthly income for rent and utilities
  • Live alone, with a partner, or with individuals who make up a larger household
  • Meet screening criteria and have acceptable rental and criminal histories
  • Are citizens or have eligible immigration status at the time of admission to the program

Moderate Income Public Housing

Units come in a range of bedroom sizes and types. They range from high-rise apartment buildings to duplex and scattered single family houses.

  • Earn 80 percent of area median income or less as a household to qualify
  • Pay 31 percent of the household's monthly income for rent and utilities, or base rent, whichever is greater
  • Live alone, with a partner, or with individuals who make up a larger household
  • Meet screening criteria and have acceptable rental and criminal histories
  • Are citizens or have eligible immigration status at the time of admission to the program

Senior/Non-elderly Disabled Housing

The East Hartford Housing Authority is dedicated to assisting the senior and non-elderly disabled members of the community to continue living active, fulfilling lives.  Housing options are available that provide comfortable and affordable living situations for both the senior and disabled residents of East Hartford.

  • Be 62 years of age, or older
  • OR handicapped/disabled as defined in section 223 of the Social Security Act
  • Earn 80 percent of area median income or less as a household to qualify
  • Pay 30 percent of their household's monthly income for rent and utilities
  • Live alone, with a partner, or with individuals who make up a larger household
  • Meet screening criteria and have acceptable rental and criminal histories
  • Are citizens or have eligible immigration status at the time of admission to the program

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