About PHA

The Portland Housing Authority is a quasi-independent agency (this is NOT a Municipal Government agency).  As in the case of all housing authorities, the authority and direction is provided by the Board of Commissioners, the Members of which are appointed to overlapping five-year terms by the Portland Board of Selectmen.  Functioning under the authority of the Board of Commissioners is the Executive Director, Marilyn Rivera, who is responsible for the daily operation of the Housing Authority.

PHA operates housing for elderly, non-elderly disabled persons and for families that meet the low and moderate income criteria for the federal and state programs. The Authority provides these housing units through Federal public housing, State housing programs and the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program whereby applicants can seek housing within private rental housing.

Portland Housing Authority (PHA)
Office location and mailing address:       9 Chatham Court, Portland, Connecticut 06480

Telephone: 860-342-1688        Fax: 860-342-3961 

Office Hours:          8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Mon, Tues, and Thurs) 
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Wednesday) 
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (Friday) 

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Chatham Court
Physical location:        
Mailing Address:   
11 Riverside Street, Portland Connecticut (for mapping purposes only) 
9 Chatham Court, Portland, Connecticut


Low Income Families housing; built in 1975, there are 5 buildings consisting of 48 units of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

Quarry Heights
Physical location:        
Mailing Address:   
210 Main Street, Portland Connecticut 
9 Chatham Court, Portland, Connecticut


Senior / Non-Elderly Disabled housing; built in 1972, there are 7 buildings consisting of 70 units of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.

*You can request more information by calling the main office at 860-342-1688.

Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners Meeting Schedule:

Housing Authority Board of Commissioner’s regular meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday at 8:45 AM in the Quarry Heights Community Center or Chatham Court.

The Annual Meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of May.

Housing Authority Board of Commissioners:

The five-member Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting policies and procedures.
1. Dawn M. Wadding - Chair                       
2. Susan M. Malecky - Vice Chair
3. A.T. White, Jr. - Secretary      

4. Kathleen A. Rose - Resident Commissioner