V.I.T.A.L. Housing Supports
Homeless and Housing Instability have many causes and effect many lives. Get help!
- Call 2-1-1 or visit 211CT.org to connect to a Connecticut regional housing expert and support navigator!
- For Homelessness related to Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence - Call or Text The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV): 888-774-2900
HUD and The State of Connecticut fund the development of affordable housing. These programs assist landlords and apartment owners along with PHAs to offer reduced rents to low income tenants. There are hundreds of programs, but they tend to have long wait lists as well.
- Federal Public Housing Agencies List (For local networking and support)
- Public Housing Assistance Programs: Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) and Local Public Housing Agency's: Housing Voucher Program (HVP) and Rental Assistance Program (RAP)
- State of Connecticut State financed rental apartment owners listing
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Young People or Social Workers should contact or visit the management of each apartment building to check availability- HUD publishes a guidebook, "Looking for HUD-Associated Rental Housing in Connecticut" Call Hartford, CT HUD office- 1-860-240-4800
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- How do I find an apartment?
- How much can I afford for rent?
- How to rent your first apartment?
- Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities
- What is helpful to know about renting?
- Connecticut Department of Mental health and Addition Services (DHMAS): Young Adult Services
- For additional information, contact Young Adult Services at 860-262-6988
- Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DSS)
There are a variety of types of governmentally funded affordable housing options in Connecticut. While it seems like there are numerous options capacities is limited with lengthy waiting lists. Staying with various other people for short periods of time until a governmentally-financed unit or voucher becomes available is not a solid housing plan.
The demand for housing always exceeds the limited funds available. Long waiting periods are common…even when placed on the wait list, it can be a long wait before receiving housing assistance."
- United States Public Housing and Urban Development (HUD)- funds rental programs through local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and the State of Connecticut Department of Housing.
- Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) and Rental Assistance Programs (RAPS) include tenant-based vouchers provided to low income individuals or families.
Information regarding these programs can be found at The United Way's Connecticut 2-1-2 Website.
Additionally, Local PHAs may maintain their own websites and may have different management of waitlists. Local PHAs may be more informative
- Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
- The Urban League of Hartford provides home buyers education programs
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence 888-774-2900
CT Safe Connect-resource if housing instability is due to Domestic or Intimate Partner Violence. Safe Connect was developed as a way to make it easier for victims of domestic violence to access information, resources and assistance. It is our goal to remove barriers. Services are CONFIDENTIAL, SAFE, FREE & VOLUNTARY (which means you can change your mind at any time).
Need to connect to an advocate? You can reach us 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, via:
- Call or Text: 888-774-2900
- Email: email@example.com
- Web Chat
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness 860-721-7876 x257
Lawrence Street Hartford, CT 06106
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with members and communities throughout the state, creates change through leadership, advocacy, and building the capacity of members and the field to respond to environmental challenges. Our collective mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.
2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone. 2-1-1 is a program of United Way of Connecticut and is supported by the State of Connecticut and Connecticut United Ways.
- eLibrary papers related to Youth and Young Adults
- General Housing support
- General Youth and Young Adult Resources
- COVID related videos of youth: talking about access to food, eviction & utility moratorium, access to stimulus checks, etc.
- Job Corps: Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL)
- Military: One Source Military Support On Housing
- "No Place to Leave my stuff" Video
Utility Assistance: The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)