January, February, and April’s Schedule of Foreclosure Prevention Clinics

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The Center’s regular monthly foreclosure prevention clinics will be held at locations listed below:

  • CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Tuesday, January 17 in Hartford at University High School of Science and Engineering, 351 Mark Twain Drive (860-263-0731)
  • Wednesday, February 15 in Norwalk at City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Room 231 (860-263-0731)
  • Tuesday, April 18 in Hartford at University High School of Science and Engineering, 351 Mark Twain Drive (860-263-0731)

For 2017 clinic information for Hartford & Fairfield Counties click here.

The Center also hosts a Foreclosure Prevention Advice Table in Middletown on the first Thursday of every month. More information please click here.

No registration is required for any of these clinics, and residents throughout Connecticut are welcomed at each clinic.

2017 First Quarter’s Housing Counseling Orientations


The Center also presents information about foreclosure prevention at five monthly orientations given to homeowners by professional housing counselors, as listed below. Registration is required, call the phone numbers provided to register.

January 2017

  • Thursday, January 19 in Bridgeport with Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (203-290-4255)
  • Thursday, January 19 in New Britain with Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain (860-224-2433)

February 2017

  • Thursday, February 16 in Bridgeport with Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (203-290-4255)
  • Thursday, February 16 in New Britain with Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain (860-224-2433)

March 2017

  • Thursday, March 16 in Bridgeport with Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (203-290-4255)
  • Thursday, March 16 in New Britain with Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain (860-224-2433)

* For information about our manual for self-represented borrowers, “Representing Yourself in Foreclosure: A Guide for Connecticut Homeowners,” click here.

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Fair Housing Training for Real Estate Trainers

In preparation of the upcoming 2016-18 Continuing Education offerings, the Connecticut Real Estate Commission has set the following continuing education requirements for the 2018 renewal period. All 2018 CE must be completed prior to renewal in March 2018 for brokers and May 2018 for salespersons:

* Three credits of in class-room “Fair Housing Laws” course (3 hours).

* Plus 9 credits of electives (may be completed through an approved school on-line or in a classroom setting).

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center is offering a training session on how to teach this new course for real estate school instructors. Any instructor wishing to teach the mandatory Fair Housing Laws course must attend a train-the-trainer session, as only approved instructors will be allowed to teach. In addition to getting updated information on changes in the fair housing laws, participants will receive a sample fair housing curriculum, PowerPoint, and handouts for use during the classes for brokers and salespeople.

Class size is limited to 50 people for each class. More train-the-trainer sessions may be added if necessary.

The next Train-the trainer classes will be held on:

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (sign-in opens at 1:30 p.m.)

Monday, June 13, 2016
10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. (sign-in opens at 9:30 a.m.)

The Lyceum
227 Lawrence Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Parking is available on-site.

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Fair housing courses may only be applied toward 2016-18 CE requirement. Licensees may not apply this toward their 2016 renewal requirement.

How to use this map


Base map—the base map used for this project is the State of Connecticut.

Legend—Each census tract is colored from light yellow to dark orange depending on the “opportunity” rating of each census tract. The darker the color, the more quantifiable assets such as high performing schools, low vacancy rates, and access to jobs exist in the community.

For each overlay included in the Content section of this page, there is a Legend that explains the symbols used in the overlay.

Content—Clicking on the word “Content” gives a choice of overlays. For example, by checking the box next to “Free or Reduce Lunch Rate by School,” the map gives information about schools and the percentage of children receiving free or reduced price lunches. Measuring students receiving free or reduced price lunches is way of tracking poverty levels in the schools.

Neighborhood Assets Pop-ups—Information about the quantifiable assets in a census tract are contained in a pop-up. To pull up the information, click on a census tract. The pop-up includes information about all of the quantifiable assets that are used to calculate an opportunity rating such as the percentage of people in a census tract who have a college or associates degree or the math and reading scores for schools serving that census tract. Click here for an explanation of the factors and calculations that are used to arrive at the “comprehensive opportunity rating.”

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center wishes to acknowledge and thank the Open Communities Alliance (for information about the Open Communities Alliance and their work, click here) for their work in updating the maps and writing the explanation of the methodology.

Finding the neighborhood assets for an address—On the right side of the map is a search bar that allows users to type in an address and find the neighborhood assets for the census tract that contains the address. Include the street number, municipality, and state and click “enter” once the address is complete. If the street name is a common one, e.g. Main Street or Elm Street, include the zip code. If a user wants information about an entire municipality, type the name of the municipality into the search bar and click “enter.” The information in the pop-up will be a composite from all of the census tracts in that municipality.

Printing—To print the data included in the pop-up, hold the mouse down and highlight all of the data in the pop-up. Right click, then click on “copy.” Open a new Word document and use the tools in the “home” tab under “clipboard” to paste the data into a Word document. You will then be able to print the Word document containing the data

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