If you want help and don’t know what to do, 2-1-1 is a great starting point. Regrettably, the Connecticut Housing Coalition can’t provide direct services to the people. To really make it simpler to get the help you’ll need, we’ve come up with these resource lists.
2-1-1 is really a free community service administered through the U . s . Method of Connecticut. It’s based on the Condition of Connecticut and Connecticut U . s . Ways. Searching the internet database of community services or call 2-1-1 or 1-800-203-1234 for information or assist in an emergency. 2-1-1 can be obtained 24 hrs each day, every single day of the season.
2-1-1 Housing Resources – This portion of the 2-1-1 site contains links to:
- Emergency Housing
- Home Purchase Counseling
- Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists throughout Connecticut
- Rent/Loan Payment Assistance
- e-Library Papers on an array of housing topics, for example Eviction, Property foreclosure and Public Housing
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|Find Affordable Housing||CTHousingSearch.org, a housing locator service funded through the Connecticut Department of monetary and Community Development. You have access to the service online 24 hrs each day or by calling 1-877-428-8844 M-F, 9-8 EST. The website:
|HUD Subsidized Apartment Search to locate apartments which have received funds to supply lower rents for low-earnings tenants. You’ll find apartments for seniors and individuals with disabilities, and for families and people.|
|Public Housing Agency Websites (HUD) for all of the housing government bodies that own and manage subsidized housing and administer Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs.|
|Supportive Housing Database, a searchable list of supportive housing options in Connecticut and Rhode Island produced by Corporation for Supportive Housing.|
|Make an application for Rental Assistance||Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List How do people locate open Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting lists throughout Connecticut, and register to get automatic notice from the opening of waiting lists every time they occur.|
|Know Your Legal rights||Condition of Connecticut Judicial Branch Publications:
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|Purchase a Home||Homebuyer Programs in the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) which include counseling classes and a number of mortgage products.|
|Capital for Change (formerly Connecticut Housing Investment Fund) to discover loans for homebuyers and homeowners. The website features a Resource Room with useful links.|
|NeighborWorks America® to locate member organizations that provide homebuyer education, financial help and lending targeted initially-time homebuyers. Make use of the Lookup feature on this website to locate one in your area.|
|Speak with a Housing Counselor||HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies to locate a counselor in your area who are able to provide suggestions about purchasing a home, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues, and reverse mortgage|
|Avoid Property foreclosure||Staying away from Property foreclosure, a guide describing all the sources open to Connecticut homeowners, and also the Mortgage Property foreclosure Assistance toll-free hotline, 1-877-472-8313, can be found with the Connecticut Department of Banking.|
|Connecticut Housing Finance Authority Programs To Assist Homeowners Facing Property foreclosure, or call the client Answering Services Company at (860) 571-3500 or toll-free: 1-877-571-CHFA .|
|Property foreclosure Mediation Program to help homeowners and lenders acquire a mutually agreeable resolution to some mortgage property foreclosure action with the mediation process, or call (860) 263-2734.|
|MakingHomeAffordable.gov for details about refinancing and mortgage loan modification possibilities underneath the Home Affordable Refinance Program, or contact the Homeowner’s HOPE™ Hotline: 1-888-995-HOPE.|
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|Look for a Shelter||2-1-1 for listings of destitute shelters, emergency shelters, and runaway/youth shelters and stop by centers.|
|Get Utility or Energy Assistance||Connecticut Department of Social Services Energy Assistance for programs to assist households using their heating bills as well as in conserving energy. Speak to your neighborhood action agency, or call the wintertime heating aid hotline at 1-800-842-1132.|
|EnergizeCT Energy Assistance for links to assistance programs, a benefits calculator, and contacts for resolving utility problems to assist consumers navigate the state’s energy-related sources. Call condition-wide toll-free Energy Information Line, 1-877-WISE USE (947-3873).|
|Challenge Discrimination||Connecticut Fair Housing Center, which could investigate complaints, offer information and advice, and supply legal help victims of housing discrimination. Call toll-free: 1-888-247-4401.|
|Connecticut Commission on Human Legal rights and Opportunities investigates, mediates and litigates complaints of housing discrimination under Connecticut’s Discriminatory Housing Practices and also the federal Fair Housing Act. Call toll-free (CT) 1-800-477-5737 extension 3403.|
|Obtain Legal Help||Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, a totally free legal aid telephone hotline for really low earnings individuals with noncriminal legal issues. A few of the problems they are able to speak with you about include family, employment, benefits (like social security, welfare and medical), and housing. To try to get assistance, call the Hotline at 1-800-453-3320 or from Middletown and Hartford areas, call (860) 344-0380.|
|CTLawHelp.org to gain access to a library of Self-Help Materials that address a number of legal areas including family, public benefits, housing, consumer, elder, children, education, energy and utilities.|
Helping Homeless: Artist comes up with housing solution in California
Lynn Dunn: Oh how nice were putting people in dog houses at the same time we are inviting foreigners in with free medical, free schooling, & food stamps not to mention all the tax bonuses. Thank You UN, CFR, & agenda 21. I certainly hope I can get me one of those dog houses on wheels, it would be much more adventurous than my home that never moves.
Stewart Nicol as BILLY CONNOLLY: Pardon me but, viewed from the indigenous tribespeople who had what we now call America stolen from them, aren't YOU the foreigners who immigrated to their homeland and used all the resources? :-)
Roamy Bard: +Lynn Dunn depends on where you live, ive lived in the back of a 18wheeler for over 4years when doing long haul. and in many big cities living in a apartment is far cheaper than a house.
Magus636: there are more empty houses in the USA than homeless people.. just sayin
blackacidlizzard: +SMGJohn\nWhat's the matter? Didn't want to name the 18th century conservative whose words Charlie was referring to? Are you so up the ass of 20th century Jewish perversion of European socialist traditions that you can't bring yourself to even say you admire one fucking thing said by an old guard statesman?
Onetazien: The government will tax their homes, require insurance and create new regulations.
mikecorbeil: Probably not if these tiny "houses" are moved around, which is what the wheels underneath them are for. After all, the govts don't apply taxes to people traveling and living in motoroized campers, not afaik anyway. But, if the tax man, i.e., collector, comes by, then these homeless people can move to another location without a trace, for they don't have any residential address, none that're officially recorded by govt anyway.
blackacidlizzard: Are there cites where you can do this? In my experience, the problem isn't a lack of materials, I could raid some dumpsters and beg for the money to by a hammer and nails, hell I've gotten enough for that without asking for money sometimes. I've never found a place where the police don't chase you off if they see you. I can carry my clothes and some blankets on my back as I look for a new place to spend the night. A box the size of a compact car? Not so much. Probably wouldn't have time to even gather all the lumber, cardboard, plastic sheeting, or whatever else I found in one place before being chased off or even arrested by the cops. Millions of acres of land nobody is using, but the government owns it, and the police protect it from being used.
mikecorbeil: +Quinn Griffin Well, seems RT was able to easily decide what to call these small shelters and it's "Tiny houses", which is far shorter than your wise-crack suggestion for an alternative name that's as long as many whole sentences are. "Tiny houses", or, if a person prefers, "tiny shelters", and alternatives are easy to guess. F.e., "tiny houses for the homeless", or "tiny shelters for …". Calling them "trash houses" or "trash shelters" will surely conjure the image of houses or shelters that look like and/or are made from trash, i.e., garbage, in the minds of people who didn't know what you're talking about. I think the homeless are suffficiently looked down upon by many people without also associating them with images of trash. Some homeless people dive into trash/garbage containers to get shelter from the weather and/or people who're violent to or against homeless people, some of whom have been even decapitated when all they were doing was sleeping. It happened many years ago in Colorado and occurred much more recently in Montreal, based on what I read and heard anyway. I prefer "tiny shelter" over "tiny house" though, for these aren't houses.
Kevin Wright: +Wavefront101 I work in the African American community …the largest in the USA..I have firsthand knowledge of hunger and poverty so speak from experience….there is NO starvation or caloric restriction…but nutrition is a real problem and that takes awareness and parenting to overcome.