City of Hartford Housing Choice Voucher Preference

City of Hartford Housing Choice Voucher Chronically Homeless Preference

Applications being accepted as of July 22, 2016

The City of Hartford, Department of Development Services announces that it will be opening their Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for households who meet the Chronically Homeless Preference. The voucher program offers rent subsidies to households who meet the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) eligibility guidelines.

In order to qualify for this preference, pre-applicants must be able to verify that they meet the definition of either A or B: A) An individual or family who has been staying in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation for a year continuously or on 4 occasions in the last 3 years that total 12 months and has a diagnosable disability as defined by HUD and they are referred by Journey Home on behalf of the Greater Hartford Coordinated Access Network, a consortium of over 20 different homeless service agencies or B) they are a tenant in good standing enrolled in a Permanent Supportive Housing program in the Greater Hartford Region who no longer require intense supportive services. ONLY households meeting this preference will be eligible to apply at this time.

Qualified individuals will be able to access the Chronically Homeless Preference Pre-application form below. The Chronically Homeless Preference Pre-application can also be picked up in person at Journey Home’s office at 255 Main Street, 2nd floor in Hartford, CT between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

If you meet the above definitions of A or B, are able to submit the referral letter from the Greater Hartford Coordinated Access Network with the pre-application, are 18 years of age or older or an emancipated minor regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status and are a citizen, or a non-citizen with eligible immigration status, can pass a criminal history screening and your income does not exceed the income limits listed below based on family size, please fill out the pre-application form.

Income Limit: Total household income cannot exceed the income limit for each household size, more information is available in the application.

Only one fully completed pre-application will be considered per household. All pre-applications must be received either in person or mailed directly to: COH Chronically Homeless Preference Waiting List, c/o Journey Home, 255 Main Street, 2nd fl, Hartford, CT 06106. Pre-applications will be available starting July 22, 2016.

We will notify you for the following reasons: (1) an incomplete pre-application form, (2) if you are not eligible under program policies or (3) with the results of the waiting list selection.

Questions may be directed to Journey Home at 860-808-0336.

We are an equal housing provider and we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, marital or familial status.

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Interested and eligible applicants must complete all of the documents listed under Pre-Application and additional documents below based on whether they are chronically homeless or coming out of a permanent supportive housing program.

Pre-Application Form


Required Supporting Documentation for those who are Chronically Homeless


*Applications must have completed a VI-SPDAT assessment at a CAN appointment in order for their application to be considered complete.*

Required Supporting Documentation for those who are in a Permanent Supportive Housing Program

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