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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

Vacant

Commissioner

Richard Long

Chairperson

William Simonsen

Vice Chairperson

Dexter Eddy

Secretary, Treasurer & Tenant Representative

Gretchen Hall

Assistant Treasurer

 

 

Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the offices of the Housing Authority.  Meeting agendas and notices of meeting changes are posted at the Town Clerk's office at 4 South Eagleville Road, Mansfield.  Minutes are available at the Housing Authority office or can be viewed online at www.Mansfieldct.gov. 

 

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

 

 

INFORMATION ON OUR HOUSING PROGRAMS

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

You may find it helpful to register at www.cthcvp.org to receive an email when housing waiting lists are open in the State of Connecticut.

BEFORE applying, please read the descriptions of our Housing Programs below to determine which program(s) would best accommodate your family’s needs. A link to our applications can be found by clicking the red “Apply Here” button at the end of our program descriptions.  

1.  Holinko Estates (Family – Moderate Income Housing)

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 2015 income limits are $52,650 for a family of two; $59,200 for a family of three; $65,800 for a family of four.

Holinko Estates is a state financed housing community for moderate income families. It is a 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 2015, the base or minimum rent is $575-$605 per month for a two bedroom unit, $640-$670 per month for a three bedroom unit and $740 per month for the four bedroom unit plus utilities. The actual rent you will pay is 30% of the family's adjusted income but never less than the base rent.   The amount of income needed to qualify will vary.  To qualify for a two bedroom unit, a family must have a minimum income of approximately $32,000 to $38,000 depending on the family composition, unreimbursed medical expenses, child care expenses and style of unit (Flat or Townhouse).   Wait times will vary depending on unit availability. 

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. Pets are not allowed.

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

2. Wright’s Village (Senior or Disabled – Moderate Income Housing)

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 2015 income limits are $46,100 and for a family of one and $52,650 for a family of two.  

 

Wright’s Village is a state financed housing community consisting of 40 one bedroom units garden style apartments on one level and located on Wright’s Way in Storrs.  The units range in size from 425 SF to 590 SF.  Effective January 2015, the base or minimum rent is $305 month for the smaller units and $315 per month for the larger units plus utilities.  The actual rent amount is 30% of the family’s adjusted income but never less than the base rent.  To qualify, a family must have a minimum income of approximately $16,400 to $19,000 depending on unreimbursed medical expenses and unit style (Regular or Large). Wait times will vary depending on unit availability. 

 

Laundry facilities are 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 small donation is requested.  The Windham Region Transit District (WRTD) bus stops at the front of the property.  It provides low cost transportation to the Willimantic shopping district, Storrs Downtown and the Four Corners area of Mansfield. 

  

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

 

3. HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

This program is funded by the federal government (Department of Housing and Urban Development or “HUD”) 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. 

LANDLORD PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

Landlords are welcome to call the Housing Authority if they are looking for tenants or would like their property to be put on our list of housing opportunities in the area.   We are 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 landlords and tenants has advantages for both parties.    

For more information on our program please contact svangsness@mansfieldhousingct.org

 

 

The Mansfield Housing Authority requires Landlords to complete an IRS form W-9 and a Direct Deposit to make rental payments to Landlords.  For more information please contact jpiette@mansfieldhouisngct.org. 

 

Landlords and applicants can also find additional general information on the program at HUD’s website at the following link:  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing_choice_voucher_program_section_8

 

APPLYING FOR OUR HOUSING PROGRAMS

Please read the directions below.  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.  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 (including income such as cash assistance, child support, alimony, unemployment) 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.

Apply Here


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; and an
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.