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Our Mission & Values

The Wallingford Housing Authority (WHA) strives to build a stronger community through housing opportunities and resource networks, enhancing our residents’ quality of life. It’s our goal to maintain a community of safe, clean, and affordable apartments while enriching the lives of each family.

We are guided by the belief that access to safe, affordable housing is a human right. WHA’s core values are:

  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Confidence
  • Social Responsibility

How to Apply

Depending on availability, the WHA will have either an open or closed waiting list. If the waiting list is open, you can apply by downloading the application, requesting one be mailed to you by calling 203-269-5173, ext.1301, requesting one via email at, or picking one up at our office located at 45 Tremper Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Placement is chosen via lottery. Complete the application and return via mail, email, drop off, or fax to 203-269-5150. Any incomplete applications or applications that are received after the deadline will not be placed on the waiting list.

If the waiting list is not open, we will be advertising any openings in the local newspaper, inform community service agencies throughout the state, and advertise via 211 when it reopens. 211 offers a Housing Choice Voucher Program (also known as Section 8), which can be found at

You can use this site to locate any open waiting lists or open Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists throughout Connecticut. You can also register for email updates any time there is a new waiting list open. If you’re looking for additional assistance you can reach out to 211 to see if any other waiting lists are currently open.

The waiting list is not currently open.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average time to receive housing can depend on the waiting list. Units are leased in order of the waiting list as they become available. Typically the housing authority leases 15-20 Elderly/Disabled units and 10 Family units a year.

  • Elderly/Disabled Studio list can be up to 2 years
  • Elderly/Disabled One Bedroom list can be up to 2 years
  • All Family Housing waiting lists can be up to 3 or more years
  • The Section 8 waiting list can be up to 3 or more years

Applicants will be notified in writing where their placement is on the waitlist within 14 business days of the waiting list being closed. It is necessary for the applicant to update their address with the Housing Authority to ensure all communication is received.

Our properties are located at McKenna Court, McGuire Court, East Side Terrace, Savage Commons, South Elm St, Wharton Brook Dr., and Tremper Dr.

Yes. You can move to Wallingford. WHA will require a portability packet from your current Section 8 housing authority and will refer residents to a Section 8 specialist.

Current residents’ balances can be checked and verified through the finance department or Housing Manager.