Housing Authority

DHA 2021 Board Meeting Schedule 

The Darien Housing Authority ("DHA") owns and operates Old Town Hall Houses (719 Post Road) and, in addition to owning the land, is a partner in The Heights at Darien (24 Allen O'Neill Drive). Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month.  More specific dates, agendas, minutes and information about the meetings can be found below. DHA is governed by five (5) Commissioners. Four of the Commissioners are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and the fifth is a DHA resident elected by fellow DHA residents. All DHA properties are owned, managed and operated in accordance with State and Federal regulations.

The Heights at Darien

Transformed from the Allen- O’Neill Homes, The Heights at Darien is an affordable apartment community developed in partnership with the Darien Housing Authority. Completed in 2014, and located on 10+ acres in Darien, The Heights offers renters modern apartment living close to all that Darien has to offer. Consisting of 106 high quality apartments and town houses, the development offers a community room with a business center, on- site management offices and an entertainment area for residents to enjoy. There is a mix of income restricted one, two, and three bedroom dwellings. 

The waitlist for The Heights at Darien is currently closed.

Leasing at The Royle: The Royle was previously known as Old Town Hall Homes

Those interested in leasing a new home at The Royle can reach out to management (Imagineers) for more information and to be put on the list to receive an application, once available.  Interested households can email Imagineers at RoyleAdmin@imagineersllc.com or call 860-768-3470.  Additionally, interested residents may also visit website (https://theroyledarien.com), which prospects can contact our leasing team.   We anticipate all leasing related activities (i.e. application drop off/mailing, interviews) will occur at The Heights (24 Allen O’Neill Drive, Darien, CT), until The Royle is ready for occupancy.  We will have further details regarding the application process available soon.  We anticipate demand for a home at The Royle will be high and availability is limited. 

OTHH Resident Reclocation Q & A    

Contact Information

DHAdmin@imagineersllc.com   Imagineers is contracted to manage the day-to-day management of  The Royle (which was Old Town Hall Homes)

Executive Director:


Joseph Warren, Chairman
Email: mrclaus@netzero.net
Term: 7/01/16 to 6/30/21                   

Peter Bigelow, Treasurer                                   
Email:  peterbigelow@msn.com
Term:  7/01/17 to 6/30/22                  

Emanuel Minnick                              
Term:  7/01/18 to 6/30/23

Susan Vogel
Email: susanmvogel@gmail.com
Term: 7/01/15 to 6/30/20

Resident Commissioner
Jane Matthews                                              
Email:  jane13matthews@outlook.com
Term:  7/01/14 to 6/30/19

Contact Information

Darien Housing Authority
24 Allen O'Neill Drive
Darien, CT 06820
Phone: 203-655-0866

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday