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The Stratford Housing Authority (SHA, the Authority) is a quasi-public corporation that was established in 1943. The Authority is independent from the Town of Stratford and is regulated by the Federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Connecticut State Department of Housing (DOH). Administrative support for our state properties is provided by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA). A Board of five Commissioners, appointed by the Town Council, is responsible for oversight and establishing policy.

The mission of the Authority is to provide safe, affordable housing to low and moderate income individuals, senior citizens and families.

The Authority owns and manages 514 elderly and family apartments, and, through the Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), assists another 285 families residing in private apartments in the Town of Stratford and surrounding areas. The Authority is also contracted to manage, in excess of 1,100 apartments throughout the greater Bridgeport area which are administrated by the State of Connecticut Department of Housing and its agent, J. D’Amelia and Associates, LLC.

Please use this site to learn more about the Authority and what it has to offer.