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  • File a Housing Discrimination Complaint

    Residents who think they were discriminated against while seeking and applying for housing can submit a complaint to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Access filing complaints forms and descriptions of various types of discriminations.

    Agency: Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
  • First-time Home Buyer Information

    First-time homeowners can get advice, a home-buying checklist to follow and apply for a mortgage through the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA).

    Agency: Department of Housing
  • Housing Programs

    The state has compiled a list of housing development programs, housing affordability initiatives, community development programs and individual and family support services for those seeking housing assistance.

    Agency: Department of Housing
  • Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

    Residents with low incomes can receive a monthly rent subsidy through the Rental Assistance Program (RAP).  After people find housing, the state pays a subsidy directly to the landlords every month and the tenants pay the difference between the rental cost and the subsidy.

    Agency: Department of Housing
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

    Eligible tenants in newly-constructed, rehabilitated and existing rental and cooperative apartment projects could receive rental subsidies through the federal Housing and Urban Development Section 8 Program.  Applicants for the program must meet the income limits. Anyone interested in registering to receive automatic notice of the opening of any Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waitlists can go to http://www.cthcvp.org.

    Agency: Department of Housing
  • Security Deposit Guarantee Program

    The Security Deposit Guarantee Program provides a guarantee to landlords for up to two month's rent rather than an actual cash payment for eligible individuals and family seeking to obtain rental housing.

    Agency: Department of Housing