FAQs for Applicants

Below please find some of the frequently asked questions.

What type of housing do you offer?

Our Agency administers several housing programs, funded through a mix of Federal & State sources, whereby Income Eligible households can submit an application to be placed on an open waiting list. These Communities fall under Family, Senior and Disabled, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, and the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

How do I know if a waiting list is open or not?

Opening and Closing dates are posted here on this website and in the classified section of the Greenwich Time. We also post on United Way of CT’s Housing Choice Voucher Program website: http://www.cthcvp.org/

How do I apply for housing?

Applicants with disabilities can request assistance by calling our main number. If applicable, you can pick up an application for an open waiting list at our office located at 249 Milbank Avenue in Greenwich Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. You may also download one from this website or request that one to be mailed to you by calling us at (203) 869-1138. 

Applicants are subject to various eligibility rules and housed based on the date and time of application, the availability of a suitable unit, and local preference.  Please read the entire application to make sure that you are eligible to apply.  (see current income limits)

Do you offer emergency housing?

No, Greenwich Communities does not offer emergency assistance under any circumstances.  Also, we cannot move your application up based on hardship or other personal circumstances.

What happens after my application is added to a waiting list?

All applicants are required to update their files annually.  Quarry Knoll 2 applicants update in October.  Family, State Moderate, Housing Choice Voucher, Town Hall Annex, Senior/Disabled, & McKinney Terrace 2 update in March of each year.  A reminder notice is sent by email and forms will be available online.  Make sure you understand this process. Failure to update your file will result in removal.  

Applicants who update annually will remain on the waiting list until they are considered “near-top.”  This is when there are no other qualified households ahead of them for their unit size.  The Applicant(s) will then be notified to schedule a mandatory pre-screening interview with one of our Property Managers.

How long is the waiting list?

Each list functions independently. Apartments are leased to waiting households when they become vacant. Wait times can vary greatly year to year as our housing stock is limited and depends on someone leaving the program.  Patience and consistency is important when seeking housing. Again, make sure you update each year when required.

How old do I have to be to apply for housing?

Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply for housing.

You must be 62 years old at the time the application is submitted to apply for Senior housing at Agnes Morley Heights.

Adults 55 and older or those 18-61 and disabled can apply to McKinney Terrace II. 

Do I have to live in Greenwich to apply?

All are welcome to apply.

Do you have any preferences?

Yes. We have a preference for Current, Legal Residents of Greenwich; Households whose Head or Spouse work Full-Time in Greenwich or Former Residents applying to our Senior, Adult or Disabled Communities.

What do I need to submit with my application?

 A complete list of requirements for each program is listed on all application forms.  Applicants must provide verification of Identity, Citizenship, Income, and Assets for the entire household.  Make sure you understand what must be submitted and make a back-up copy for yourself.  Incomplete applications are not accepted.   Please note that Pre – Applications do not require documentation.

How is the rent calculated?

Rent is based on 30% of the total gross household income with adjustments for medical expenses and childcare.  In State Moderate programs, your income must be high enough to pay the base rent listed. 

Are utilities included?

In general, heat and hot water are provided in all of our units.  Electricity, gas for cooking, telephone and cable television or internet are the responsibility of the tenant.   Only tenants residing at Agnes Morley and Quarry Knoll 2 have their electricity included in the rent.