The Housing Authority of the Town of
Windsor was created in February, 1968 by a Cooperative
Agreement between the Town of Windsor and the Connecticut
Department of Housing enabling the Town of Windsor to
provide safe, decent and affordable housing to its elderly
and disabled citizens. This agreement established a Board
of Commissioners to operate the Authority and set forth
their powers as defined by Connecticut General Statutes.
These Commissioners are jointly responsible and
accountable for all that the Authority does or fails to do
and exercise their powers by establishing policies,
establishing budgets, and by directing the operation of
the Housing Authority.
The Housing Authority of the Town of
Windsor consists of 5 Commissioners appointed by the Town
Council for a 5-year term; one of who must be a Tenant.
Each year one Commissionerís term expires and serves until
a replacement has been provided. Commissioners serve
without compensation and cannot serve on any other Town
governmental body, either elected or appointed Board or
Monthly meetings of the Commissioners
are held the last Monday of each month, providing the
meeting does not conflict with a legal holiday, in the
Authorityís office located at 156 Bloomfield Avenue.
The Commissioners, with the assistance
of an executive director and staff, operate two distinct
programs under the umbrella of the Housing Authority of
the Town of Windsor. These include the Elderly and
Disabled Housing Program, located at Millbrook Village and Shad Run Terrace, and the Section 8 Rental
Assistance Program. The Elderly and Disabled Housing
Program operates under State of Connecticut guidelines;
whereas the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program operates
under the Federal Department of Housing and Urban
Development guidelines. These programs, subject to an
annual review by State and Federal regulatory agencies,
operate according to specific regulations and guidelines.
Results of these audits are forwarded to local, state, and
federal governmental agencies.
Shad Run Terrace
40 Henry Street
35 Mack Street
The Elderly and Disabled Housing
Program consists of 112 units; 60 of which are located
at Millbrook Village on Mack Street and 52 located at Shad Run Terrace on Henry Street. This program
receives no operating funds from either the Town of
Windsor or the State of Connecticut. All operating
revenues for this program are derived solely from tenant
rents. Each year an annual operating budget is prepared
and submitted to the Connecticut Department of Economic
Development, the Stateís oversight agency. Once approved,
this budget provides the basis for the successful
operation of the program for the ensuing year.
Selection of tenants into the Elderly
and Disabled Housing Program is based on upon two major
factors--income and specific eligibility. Because this
program was established to benefit the local community,
Windsor residents are given special preference.
- Income: The Connecticut Department of Economic
Development periodically establishes maximum admission
income limits for admission to Elderly and Disabled
Housing. Current limits apply.
- Eligibility: To meet this requirement, tenants
must be sixty-two years of age or older or a person
that has been certified by the Social Security Board
as being totally disabled under the Federal Social
The Section 8 Rental Assistance
Program is an outreach to families that subsidizes
rent payments to landlords. This is a federal program that
is completely funded by the Department of Housing and
Urban Development. The Housing Authority of the Town of
Windsor receives a fee for each voucher issued. This fee
is used to offset costs for the administration and
management of the program. Dwelling units are located
throughout the Town of Windsor with tenants having a
choice of housing that is suitable to their needs. Prior
to entering into a Housing Assistance Payment contract, an
inspection of the apartment to be rented is made by the
Housing Authority. Any deficiencies noted must be
corrected before the Tenant is allowed to lease the
apartment. No apartment is placed under contract with the
Housing Authority of the Town of Windsor that fails to
meet DHUDís Housing Quality Standards or Rent
Reasonableness. Annual inspections of apartments under
contract are made by a representative of the Housing
Authority to ensure compliance with DHUD Housing Quality
Standards and Rent Reasonableness. Participating landlords
are paid directly by the Housing Authority of the Town of
Windsor the difference between the fair market value rent
and the amount that the tenant can afford without
exceeding 30% of their annual income.
Call for current guidelines.