Portland Housing Authority

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

Housing Authority Staff

Allen Harrison
Executive Director
860 342-1688 x111
Susan Nellis
Admin. Coordinator
860 342-1688 x113
Carol Diaz
Admin. Housing Assistant
860 342-1688 x110
Dan Rafaniello
Accounting & HR
860 342-1688 x112
BJ Carrabbia
QH Residential Coordinator
860 342-1688 x115

Chatham Court

Physical location: 11 Riverside Street, Portland Connecticut  |  Mailing Address:  9 Chatham Court, Portland, Connecticut 


Low Income Families housing; built in 1975: 5 buildings consisting of 48 units of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments.

Quarry Heights

Physical location: 208 Main Street, Portland Connecticut  |  Mailing Address: 9 Chatham Court, Portland, Connecticut

Senior / Non-Elderly Disabled housing; built in 1972: 7 buildings consisting of 70 units of 1 bedroom apartments.

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

About the Portland Housing Authority

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, who is responsible for the daily operation of the Housing Authority.


The Portland Housing Authority 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.

Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

The five-member Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting policies and procedures.

Housing Authority Board of Commissioner’s regular meetings are held monthly on the

third Monday at 5:00 PM in the Quarry Heights Community Center or Chatham Court.

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


Dawn M. Wadding

14 Covell Hill Road
to 12/2023


to 12/2021

Deborah Hallas

116 Ames Hollow Road
to 12/2022

Susan M. Malecky

15 Gildersleeve Road
to 12/2020

Matthew J. Pegolo

49 High Street
to 12/2024