Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

 
The Vernon Housing Authority administers two Section 8 programs. Please review the differences below to be sure you are contacting the appropriate office.
 
Section 8: Local Program
Section 8: State of CT Department of Housing
Office: 114 Franklin Park West, Vernon CT 06606
Office: 21 Court St, Vernon CT 06066
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Applications, waiting list and voucher releases managed at local office.
Applications, waiting list and voucher releases managed by State of CT Department of Housing and its agent, John D’Amelia & Associates.
New leases and recertifications handled at Vernon Housing Authority office.
New leases and recertifications handled at Vernon Housing Authority office. VHA is a subcontractor of John D'Amelia & Associates.
 
Notice to Potential Applicants: Applications for the Section 8 Program can ONLY be accepted after the Housing Authority or the State of Connecticut Department of Housing has announced that the "Waiting List" is "Open". When Vernon Housing Authority opens the waiting list, it will be announced on this website, advertised through public notice in the local newspaper and at 2-1-1.

The Section 8 program is a federally-funded program that provides rental assistance for very low-income families in the private rental market. The Housing Authority and the program participant each pay a portion of the rent to the Owner of the property.

Voucher Holders: Select a unit from the private rental market. Rental assistance makes market rate housing affordable. Assistance is based on a formula, but program participants normally pay no more than 40% of adjusted monthly income toward rent and utilities.

In search of housing in the Town of Vernon?

The waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is currently closed. However, we are accepting applications for the Public Housing Program and the Pitkat Congregate Living Center. Please review the details of each program to see if you or your family qualify. Be advised that all housing sites under the Vernon Housing Authority are subject to a waiting list at this time.  

Public Housing and Congregate Housing Waiting Lists are OPEN! Click here to request an application