Housing Authority

The Darien Housing Authority (DHA) owns and operates The Royle at Darien and, in addition to owning the land, is a partner in The Heights at Darien. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. More specific dates, agendas, minutes, and information about the meetings can be found above. DHA is governed by five 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.

View the DHA 2023 Board Meeting Schedule (PDF).

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 townhouses, 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 Royle at Darien

The Royle at Darien is an affordable housing complex for seniors age 55 and older.  Built on the site of the former Old Town Hall Homes, the 55-unit complex is close to the downtown and offers a variety of amenities for its residents.


  • Chairman, Joseph Warren
  • Treasurer, Peter Bigelow
  • Commissioner, Emanuel Minnick
  • Commissioner, Joan Kanlian
  • Resident Commissioner Jane Matthews