If you are an agency that would like to be included in future editions of this guide, please contact us via email at info@ctfairhousing.org

Security Deposit Guarantee Programs: While the SDG program is no longer funded by the State of Connecticut, there are several organizations that provide these types of aid. You can include religious organizations, charities, and others. Find a list of them by clicking here.

Community Organizations in Connecticut: A comprehensive list of social service agencies in the state of Connecticut, organized by town, including a list of Faith-Based organizations. A description of the agency and its contact information are included.
Office of Contract Compliance
Website: www.ct.gov
Download the directory by clicking here.

Directory of Legal Services Programs in Connecticut: A comprehensive list of legal services programs in Connecticut, including locations, services, and contact information.
Download the directory by clicking here.

Connecticut Association for Human Services: Programs That Help People: A comprehensive list of programs in the state of Connecticut that are organized by category, provide a description of services, and contact information.
Connecticut Association for Human Services
Website: http://cahs.org/
Download the directory by clicking here.

Greater Hartford Reentry Directory: Use this resource to find services you may need if you are exiting the Criminal Justice system or any non-community placement, and to support your successful return to the community. For help visit us online at www.211ct.org or dial 211.
Website: http://uwc.211ct.org/files/2015/01/GreaterHartfordReentrydirectory.pdf
Download the Directory: here.

Directory of Women’s Organizations in Connecticut: The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women publishes this directory every two years. It has information on statewide organizations dedicated to helping women.
Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW)
Website: www.ctpcsw.com/
Phone: (860) 240-8300
Download the directory by clicking here.

Senior Citizen’s Guide: This website and Resource Guide covers a variety of services for senior citizens including housing, health services, social services, and recreational activities.
Senior Citizen’s Guide
Website: http://www.seniorcitizensguide.com/connecticut/
Download the Guide here.

True Colors: Resource Guide 2014-2015: This comprehensive resource guide is for LGBT community members and includes information on health and wellness resources, support groups, hotlines, substance abuse, job resources and others.
True Colors Inc.
Website: www.ourtruecolors.org
Download the resource guide by clicking here.

United Way 2-1-1 Center: United Way has a long list of community resources that cover just about every possible need you might have. You can find information on employment, housing, health care, education, volunteering, reentry services, and much more.
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
Website: http://www.211ct.org/
Phone: 211 or 1-800-203-1234
Access their online directory by clicking here.

Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants in Connecticut: The Connecticut Department of Justice has put together this booklet outlining the rights and responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants in the state. You can find important contact information for Fair Rent Commissions, Superior Court Housing Sessions, Legal Aid Offices, and Lawyer Referral Service Offices, among many others.
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Download the “Rights and Responsibilities…” booklet by clicking here.
Download the “A Tenant’s Guide to Summary Process” booklet by clicking here.

Looking for HUD-Associated Rental Housing in Connecticut (The Blue Book)
This book makes it easier for you to apply to HUD-associated housing, be it subsidized or market rent. There is also a list of homeless shelters, transitional housing, and agencies that may be able to help you find housing.
Housing and Urban Development Department
Download the “Blue Book” by clicking here.
Request a hard copy by clicking here.

Connecticut Network for Legal Aid: Legal Services

CTLawHelp.org is a website created by several non-profit organizations whose shared mission is to improve the lives of Connecticut’s poorest citizens by providing free legal services to people with very low income. You can find and print self-help booklets on various topics.
Website: http://ctlawhelp.org
Toll-free: 1-800-453-3320
Middletown and Hartford: 860-344-0380

Find full list of brochures here: http://ctlawhelp.org/legal-aid-booklets-for-printing

Want to see an Inspection Checklist sample? Click here.

Want to see sample questions you might want to ask your landlord? Click here.

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