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Housing Authority of the City of New Haven (Elm City Communities)

General Information

The Housing Authority of the City of New Haven (HANH) has established the following long terms based on the 3 MTW Statutory Objectives for its MTW program:


  1. Streamline administrative functions in public housing and HCV program operations through transition to a paperless documentation system and electronic files
  2. Continue progress of streamlined administration of HCV program with a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) self-certification program for model landlords
  3. Explore regional provision of housing authority services on a fee-for-service basis
  4. Complete disposition and/or conversion of remaining non-performing assets
  5. Continue investment in technology to reduce administrative burden and create model wired and wireless communities
  6. Continue investment in energy efficiency initiatives


  1. Complete final revitalization effort of HANH’s public housing stock through revitalization/redevelopment or disposition of remaining poor performing assets
  2. Address housing crisis experienced by population of formerly incarcerated individuals by assisting with housing choices for individuals who engage in a comprehensive service approach to re-entry.
  3. Promote housing opportunities in the public housing and HCV program for income-eligible work-able families.
  4. Use housing choice vouchers to promote development of mixed-income, mixed-finance housing opportunities in non-HANH developments


  1. Develop transitional models of assistance that move families toward self-sufficiency and away from subsidized housing in progressive steps
  2. Expand resident-owned business initiative to increase the number of HANH contracts executed with business enterprises and support these businesses to successfully compete for other external contracts
  3. Expand cost-effective training programs and increase resident participation
  4. Expand supportive services program – especially critical for effective management of Elderly/Disabled developments – to support families as they move toward self-sufficiency
  5. Partner with local school system to support student academic progress and attainment

HANH currently administers approximately 1,000 public housing units, 6,300 Housing Choice Voucher units, and 11 units of local, non-traditional housing

More info at: https://elmcitycommunities.org

MTW Status

HANH signed its MTW agreement in 2001 and began to implement its MTW program in 2002. HANH executed the Standard Agreement in 2008, extending its participation through its Fiscal Year 2018. As a result of Congress passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, HANH’s MTW Agreement was modified and extended to the end of its Fiscal Year 2028.

Last updated April 29, 2024