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Mansfield Area Housing Authority

Rebecca Fields, Executive Director

309 Maple Rd
Storrs, CT 06268-6268

rfields@mansfieldhousingct.org.; 860.487.0693

 

Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday - Not open to the public

Mission Statement

To assist low and moderate income families with safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. The Housing Authority is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical and professional manner. The Housing Authority will create and maintain partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies in order to accomplish this mission.

Board of Commissioners

Kathleen Ward     Commissioner
Richard Long Chairperson
William Simonsen Vice Chairperson
Dexter Eddy Secretary, Treasurer & Tenant Representative
Gretchen Hall Assistant Treasurer

Agendas for all Board meeting are posted at the Town Clerk's office at 4 South Eagleville Road, Mansfield
Minutes are available at the Housing Authority office or you can view all postings at www.Mansfieldct.gov

Public Participation at Regular Meetings of the Board of Commissioners and Response by Board to Public Comments

 

INFORMATION ON HOUSING APPLICATIONS

Applications for all housing programs listed below can be found by clicking the “Apply Here” button at the end of these directions.   Please read these directions first.  If the housing program waiting list for which you want to apply does not appear in the drop down box on the application that means the list is closed.  Please read the information about each housing program and apply to those housing programs that would best accommodate your family's needs.  Placement on a waiting list does not mean that you are eligible for assistance.  A final determination of eligibility will be made when you are selected from the waiting list. 

After submitting your application to us, you will be able to log onto www.waitlistcheck.com  and use your birth year and social security number to check your status. 

BEFORE ACCESSING OUR  APPLICATON, you will need to gather the following information for each household member:

1.  Full legal name as stated on the Social Security card
2.  Social Security Number
3.  Date of Birth
4.  Annual income from ALL sources AND employer name and address, if applicable
5.  If needed, alternate contact information (name, mailing address, email address, telephone number) for the person who will assist you with completing future paperwork.

The Mansfield Housing Authority does not have any emergency or immediate housing available.

You can register at www.cthcvp.org to be notified by email when housing waiting lists are open in the State of Connecticut.

Apply Here

HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

This program is funded by the federal government and administered by the Housing Authority.  Provided enough funding is available, the Housing Authority has 149 vouchers for use.  This program assists participants with their rental payments with private landlords.  When a voucher is issued, the participant can look for a rental unit in our jurisdiction which includes the towns of Mansfield, Coventry, Willington, Ashford and Chaplin.  The participant is required to live in our jurisdiction for the first year after receipt of a voucher.  The apartment is inspected by the Housing Authority, a lease is signed between the Landlord and the participant, and a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) agreement is signed between the Landlord and the Housing Authority. 

 

Landlords are welcome to call the Housing Authority if they are looking for tenants or would like to be put on our list of housing opportunities in the area.   We are also happy to explain the program in more detail, answer any questions landlords may have, or provide documents for the landlord’s review.  Participation in the voucher program by both landlords and tenants has advantages for both parties. 

 

For more information please contact svangsness@mansfieldhousingct.org

 

Holinko Estates

To be income eligible for Holinko Estates, family income must be 80% or less of the median income for the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT HUD Metro FMA Area as published by HUD each year. The 2013 income limits are $51,550 for a family of two; $58,000 for a family of three; $64,400 for a family of four.

Holinko Estates is a state financed housing community for moderate income families. It consists of 35 unit apartment complex with 21 two bedroom units, 13 three bedroom units and 1 four bedroom unit located on Zygmunt Drive in Storrs. Effective May 2014, the base or minimum rent is $565-$595 per month for a two bedroom, $630-$660 per month for a three bedroom and $730 per month for the four bedroom unit plus utilities. The actual rent is based on 30% of the family's adjusted income but will never be less than the the base rent.  To qualify for a two bedroom, a family must have a minimum income of approximately $32,000 to $37,000 depending on the family composition, medical and child care expenses. 

Most of the apartments are townhouse style and some are flats. There is a laundry facility on site and a large playground. Washers and dryers are not allowed in the units.

When the waiting list is opened and an application is accepted, wait times will vary depending on unit availability and your preferences. 

For more information you may email the Housing Authority at kmatychak@mansfieldhousingct.org 

Wright’s Village

To be eligible for Wright’s Village, a person must be at least 62 years of age or a person 18 years of age or older who has been certified by the Social Security Board as being totally disabled under the federal Social Security Act or certified by any other federal board or agency as being totally disabled. 

 

To be income eligible for Wright's Village, family income must be 80% or less of the median income for the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT HUD Metro FMA Area as published by HUD each year.  The 2013 income limits are $45,100 and for a family of one and $51,500 for a family of two.  

 

Wright’s Village is a state financed housing community consisting of 40 one bedroom units on one level, garden style apartment located on Wright’s Way in Storrs.  The units range in size from 425 SF to 590 SF.  Effective January 2014, the base or minimum rent is $295 month for the smaller units and $305 per month for the larger units plus utilities.  The actual rent amount is based on 30% of the family’s adjusted income but will never be less than the base rent. To qualify, a family must have a minimum income of approximately $15,000 to $19,000 depending on medical expenses and unit size.

 

There are laundry facilities available at the Mansfield Senior Center located next door.  The Senior Center has a full schedule of activities including noon time meals Monday through Friday for which a donation is asked.  There is a Windham Region Transit District (WRTD) bus stop at the front of the property which provides low cost transportation to the Willimantic shopping district and to the Four Corners area of Mansfield. 

 

When the waiting list is opened and applications are being accepted, wait times will vary depending on unit availability and your preferences. 

 

For more information you may email the Housing Authority at  kmatychak@mansfieldhousingct.org     

 

Board Meetings for 2013

Pursuant to the By Laws, the 2013 meetings will continue to be on the third Thursday of the month.

January 17, 2013
February 21, 2013
March 21, 2013
April 18, 2013
May 16, 2013
June 20, 2013
July 18, 2013
August 15, 2013
September 19, 2013
October 17, 2013
November 21, 2013

December 19, 2013

If you wish to attend the meeting you are invited to do so.  If you wish to participate at Regular Meetings of The Board of Commissioners, please see the Policy for Public Participation

 

Directions to the Office:

From Points West: Take I-84 east to exit 68 (Route 195 – University of Connecticut);
Take a Right off the exit (Route 195 South) about 7.5 miles;
Take a Right on Route 275 (S. Eaglevillle Road) for .7 mile;
Take a Left on Maple Road; and
Immediate Right into the parking lot.

From Points East: Take I-84 west to exit 68 (Route 195 – University of Connecticut);
Take a Left off the exit (Route 195 South) about 7.5 miles;
Take a Right on Route 275 (S. Eagleville Road) for .7 mile;
Take a Left on Maple Road; abd
Immediate Right into the parking lot.

From Points North: Take Route 44 West;
Take Route 195 South about 2.5 miles;
Take a Right on Route 275 (S. Eagleville Road) for .7 mile;
Take a Left on Maple Road; and
Immediate Right into the parking lot.

From Points South: Take Route 2 West from Norwich;
Take 32 North (exit 25) to Willimantic;
Take a Right over the Frog Bridge
Straight at Light onto Jackson Street (Route 195) North for 7 miles;
Take a Left on Route 275 (S. Eagleville Road) for .7 mile;
Take a Left on Maple Road: and
Immediate Right into the parking lot.