The history of the Milford Redevelopment and Housing Partnership, the legal housing authority in Milford, goes back to November 22, 1948. On that date, the City of Milford Board of Alderman passed a Resolution giving birth to the Milford Redevelopment and Housing Partnership.
The federal government in 1937 passed the Housing Act and helped paved the way to decide that there is a need for safe, decent sanitary housing in America.
State public housing is unique in Connecticut since it is only one of four states in the country that has a separate state housing department with a locally managed real estate portfolio by Public Housing Authorities. The other states are Massachusetts, New York, and Hawaii. Connecticut has both federal and state housing portfolios. Milford Redevelopment and Housing Partnership owns and operates both Federal and State Housing.
The mission of the Milford Redevelopment Housing Partnership is to assist low-income families with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. The Milford Redevelopment Housing Partnership is committed to operating in a fiscally prudent, efficient, ethical, and professional manner. The Milford Redevelopment Housing Partnership strives to provide a suitable living environment for the families we serve without discrimination.
Milford Redevelopment & Housing Partnership provides subsidized public housing for seniors. Seniors seek to live independent, self-reliant lifestyles. MRHP seeks to offer senior residents an opportunity to age in place and maintain the quality of life they desire.
Persons with Disabilities
MRHP considers the requirements of people with disabilities in the design and operation of its properties. MRHP seeks to encourage independence by incorporating, within available resources, features that accommodate the changing needs of persons with disabilities. In accordance with MRHP’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, (ACOP) MRHP looks to match the characteristics of the available vacant units to the needs of applicants available on the Waiting List.
Our properties provide low-income working families a place to call home. In addition to some larger units with two, and three bedrooms, we provide special facilities that help address the needs of children and their parents. We aspire to help families thrive and build communities by providing the living space they need. MRHP’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) provides information on the minimum and maximum number of persons per unit.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), provides rental assistance to low-income persons to help them afford decent, safe rental housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds the program.
If approved, an HCVP program participant is issued a resident-based voucher. The participant is then free to enter the private rental market to seek out a dwelling they find suitable to meet the family’s needs. When the family locates such a rental property, MRHP arranges a physical inspection to ensure that the condition of the proposed rental property complies with HUD’s housing quality standards (HQS).
Before the initial lease of the property may be signed, it must pass both the HQS inspection and a rent reasonableness review to determine if the rent to be paid is reasonable in relation to rents being charged for comparable unassisted units in the same market. Upon successful review, MRHP and the Owner/Landlord must sign a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract. The HAP is the agreement between the Owner and MRHP under which HUD pays the Owner a portion of the tenant rent – known as a “Housing Assistance Payment”
The amount of assistance you receive is based on family income, family size, income deductions, and the contract rent for the unit.
Under the rental voucher program, the family is generally required to minimally pay approximately 30% of adjusted monthly income toward rent and utilities.
This program is desirable because it permits the voucher holder to relocate to find better employment, educational opportunities, or other factors improving the quality of life of the family. This mobility feature is the basis that drives extremely competitive interest in persons applying for the HCV Section 8 Program.
HCVP (Sec. 8):
Download The Milford Redevelopment &
Housing Partnership Brochure.
Housing for Elderly Persons:
211 Section 8 Waiting List Info
Fair Market Rent 2022:
HUD Public Housing Program:
MRHP, located in Milford, Connecticut, offers a range of subsidized housing options to meet the needs of its diverse population. The city has several public housing developments that provide affordable housing options for low-income families, seniors, and disabled individuals. There are specific options for elderly housing, disabled housing, and handicapped housing, with a wait list for each. HUD Housing and Connecticut Low Income Housing are also available, providing housing benefits to those who qualify. Those who need assistance paying rent may be eligible for Section 8 vouchers. Additionally, there is a low-income housing waiting list for those who meet the criteria.
Milford's commitment to providing a range of smoke-free housing options makes it a welcoming community for all. MRHP provides safe homes with the use of stationary and mobile video equipment.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.