Community Development Authority (HCDA)

Hartford Community Development Authority

The Hartford Community Development Authority (HCDA) is a non-profit, quasi-municipal corporation established for the purpose of obtaining grants from federal and state agencies to assist people in the Hartford area with housing and related services. The agency receives no city tax dollars.


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Brief History

The agency was formed in 1971 as the Hartford Housing Authority to administer housing programs that improve, preserve and provide affordable housing for low and moderate income households. Initially the agency was created by the City of Hartford Common Council to construct, own and manage 45 units of Section 8 new construction elderly housing known as Harthaven at 33 High Street.

Since then the HCDA has expanded the number and scope of its programs to include all facets of housing and related economic development to improve the quality of life in and around the City of Hartford.


The Community Development Authority is located in the lower level of City Hall.

Now Renting - Washington Heights Independent Senior Living with Services - 2 BR Apartments!  $1125.00 per month - rent includes gas heat, electricity, water, sewer, kitchen appliances, air conditioning and basic cable TV.  

Washington Heights is designed to meet your needs. Washington Heights is a 50 unit Independent Living Facility located in Hartford. Washington Heights is carefully designed to meet any choice of life style for those 55 and older.

Harthaven is a 62 unit Independent Living Facility located in Hartford.  Harthaven offers some rent assisted units.  For additional information contact the Senior Housing Manager at 262-670-9450.

Community Development Block Grant Notice (PDF)

No-interest, deferred payment loans are available for single family homeowners. No interest-installment loans are available for rental properties. No-interest, deferred payment loans are available for first-time homeowners.

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Fair Housing
On December 8, 2020 the City of Hartford adopted Ordinance 1430 creating Section 11.05 of the Municipal Code Adopting Wisconsin Statutes, Section 106.50 as Amended, Relating to the Equal Rights of All Persons to Fair Housing, and Providing Means for the Implementation and Enforcement Thereof.