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Section 8 Housing

TOWN OF CANTON SENIOR & SOCIAL SERVICES

PO Box 168

Collinsville, CT 06022

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MANSFIELD HOUSING AUTHORITY TO OPEN SECTION 8 WAIT LIST

Applications Available through Canton Social Services

 

The Mansfield Housing Authority is opening its Section 8 waiting list to receive applications for three days in December.  All applications must be POSTMARKED on December 16, 17, or 18.   From those applications sent, a waiting list will be created by choosing 250 households by lottery.  Note that successful applicants must use the voucher during the first year to live in one of the following towns in the Mansfield area – Mansfield, Coventry, Willington, Ashford, or Chaplin (after the first year, the voucher becomes portable to any town). 

 

The Section 8 voucher program is a major program for assisting very-low-income families to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.  Section 8 housing choice vouchers are federally funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

The Town of Canton Senior & Social Services Department has applications for Mansfield Housing Authority Section 8 Program.  The office is located in the lower level of the Canton Community Center at 40 Dyer Ave in Canton.  This office cannot answer questions about the specifics with the Mansfield Housing Authority. 

 

Claire M. Cote MSW

Senior & Social Services Coordinator
860-693-5811

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