A Letter From Our Executive Director:
More than 40 years ago, Congress passed the federal Fair Housing Act. Connecticut has protected its residents from housing discrimination since at least 1963. The state and federal fair housing laws were designed to put the choice of where to live in the hands of the person looking for housing. The choice is yours because housing location is so important. Where you live affects every aspect of your life and you should be able to choose the place that best first your needs. We have created two guides to help anyone looking to rent or buy a home in Connecticut understand their fair housing rights.
Our Moving Forward: Connecticut Renters’ Guide is designed to help you make a choice that makes sense for you and your family by guiding you through a process that asks you to think about what is important to you in your next home. For some people, leaving their current neighborhood is not an option because of the family and social support located there. For others, moving to a new city or town represents an opportunity to get more of what they need including access to employment, schools, or a bigger apartment. What is important is that your move gets you what you want in a new home.
Our Moving Forward: Connecticut Homebuyers’ Guide is designed to help you through the home buying process, whether you are buying your first home or coming back into home buying. There are many guides and classes out there to help you find the right home and get the mortgage that makes the most sense for you. This guide is designed to help you evaluate the assistance and advice you may come across. For example, a lender may be willing to lend you enough money to buy your dream home, but only you can decide if the monthly payments are affordable to you after you pay all of your other expenses. Check out the menu on the right to download either guide and get additional resources.
Keep the guides with you throughout your housing search and after your move in to your new place. From moving in to moving out, the guides will answer most of the questions you might have.
Good luck finding the home you want in the location you choose. But do not hesitate to call us if you experience housing discrimination along the way.