History: P. A. 98-263 created the Resident Service Coordinator Program.
Purpose: To assist residents in state-assisted elderly housing developments to maintain an independent living status.
Source of Funding: General Fund
Process: DOH may solicit for new applicants. Once applications are received, DOH makes a determination which applications can be funded within the available appropriation. Based on available appropriations, the Commissioner awards grants to housing authorities, municipal developers and nonprofit corporations operating elderly housing projects pursuant to part VI of chapter 128 of the general statutes based on demonstration of need and availability of matching funds.
Grants are used to: (1) hire resident services coordinators to assist residents of such housing to maintain an independent living status, (2) assess the individual needs of residents of such housing for the purpose of establishing and maintaining support services, (3) maintain regular contact with residents of such housing, (4) monitor the delivery of support services to residents, (5) advocate changes in services sought or required by the residents, and (6) provide mediation and conflict resolution services.
Statutory Link: Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 128, Section 8-114d
Regulatory Link: Not Applicable