Conventional Public Housing – Under the Conventional Public Housing Program or Low Income Public Housing (LIPH) the Authority rents units to low income households. These units are operated under an Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with HUD, and HUD provides operating subsidy and capital funds to enable the Authority to provide a rent that is based on 30% of adjusted household income.

Housing Choice Voucher – Under this program the Authority administers contracts with independent landlords of private property. The Authority assists participants by providing subsidy toward the payment of rent. The subsidy is called a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) and is made to private sector landlords on behalf of the low income participants. The participant’s share is limited to 30% of adjusted household income for the first year of tenancy. The program is administered under a separate Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with HUD. This agency administrates 732 vouchers.

State Housing – This program provides state assisted housing administered under the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) and Connectiut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA). Under this program, housing is provided to elderly residents at a minimum rent (base rent) unless 30% of a family’s household income results in the family’s ability to pay a higher rent, commonly called “excess of base”. No subsidies are provided to the Authority by the State of Connecticut.

Capital Fund – HUD provides funds on an annual basis to the Authority for the primary purpose of upgrading and modernizing the Conventional Public Housing units and systems. Below are the awards from HUD on the Capital Fund and Replacement Housing Factor over the past three years.

Year Type Amount
2014 CFP $358,354
2014 RHF 44,241
2013 CFP $311,114
2013 RHF 38,409
2012 CFP $311,116
2012 RHF 38,409

Mission Statement

The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Ansonia is to promote fair and affordable housing, to provide quality housing, and to support community development, economic opportunity and self-sufficiency.