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Homeless Shelter Listings and Supportive Housing

Connecticut List of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.




Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income. Choose the city in Connecticut where you want to find shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, supportive housing, low cost housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, residential drug/alcohol, rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Choose your city in Connecticut below:

Ansonia
Ashford
Berlin
Bethel
Bloomfield
Bolton
Branford
Bridgeport
Bristol
Brookfield
Brooklyn
Canton
Cheshire
Clinton
Colchester
Coventry
Danbury
Danielson
Darien
Dayville
Deep River
Derby
East Hartford
East Haven
East Windsor
Ellington
Enfield
Essex
Fairfield
Farmington
Glastonbury
Greenwich
Griswold
Groton
Guilford
Hamden
Hartford
Harwinton
Hebron
Killingly
Ledyard
Litchfield
Manchester
Mansfield
Meriden
Middlefield
Middletown
Milford
Monroe
Montville
Morris
Mystic
Naugatuck
New Britain
New Canaan
New Haven
New London
New Milford
Newington
North Branford
North Canaan
North Haven
Norwalk
Norwich
Orange
Oxford
Plainfield
Plainville
Plymouth
Portland
Preston
Putnam
Ridgefield
Riverside
Rocky Hill
Seymour
Sharon
Shelton
Simsbury
Somers
South Windsor
Southington
Sprague
Stafford Spring
Stamford
Stonington
Storrs
Stratford
Suffield
Thomaston
Thompson
Tolland
Torrington
Trumbull
Vernon
Voluntown
Wallingford
Waterbury
Waterford
Watertown
West Hartford
West Haven
Westbrook
Westport
Wethersfield
Willimantic
Willington
Winchester
Windsor
Windsor Locks
Winsted
Wolcott
Woodstock


Connecticut DSS Housing Assistance Programs Available to CT Residents
1. Eviction Prevention Assistance Program (EPP): This program assists low income and moderate income
residents of CT who are at risk of becoming homeless or losing their homes due
to inability to pay for their rent or mortgage. Call this phone number for help: (860)424-5427

2. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Section 8 housing program is a federally funded program that assists low income families in obtaining housing and provides direct rental subsidies to property owners. The subsidies provided fill the gap between what a renter can afford to pay and the rent charged by the landlord.

3. Security Deposit Assistance Program: The security deposit program helps low income eligible CT residents who cannot afford to move into rental housing pay for their security deposit. Security Deposit payment help.

The person must hold a Section 8 voucher or state rent subsidy, RAP or TRAP, certificate issued while they were on a housing authority apartment waiting list. The other includes homeless individuals and families.

To qualify is for an emergency situation, this must include:
1. Being homeless.
2. Living in a domestic violence shelter, motel or hotel, or temporary residence with friends or relatives during the homeless crisis.
3. Being evicted from your current residence.
4. Being released from a hospital, prison, or other institution.
5. Applicants on public assistance or those who meet the income limits and other criteria may be eligible for the equivalent of up to two-month's rent in the form of a security deposit guarantee.

State of CT Rental Assistance Program - RAP Program:
The RAP program provides rent assistance subsidies for low income families in CT. RAP will pay the difference between the gross rent and 40% of adjusted gross monthly income. For the elderly and disabled who qualify for RAP, get paid the difference between the gross rent and 30% of the adjusted gross monthly income.

Transitionary Rental Assistance Program (T-RAP):
The Transitionary RAP program provides rental assistance for a maximum of one year to families who are making the transition off Temporary Family Assistance (TFA).
Call for more details and how to qualify for this program: (860) 424-5578.

The Housing Education Resource Center (HERC Center)
The HERC provides housing counseling, information, education and resources to tenants, landlords, homeowners, agencies. Along with providing counseling for housing questions and problems the HERC Landlord and Tenant Information and Counseling program provides resources and training for housing and landlord or tenant topics. HERC works in partnership with the Connecticut DSS.

HERC also provides a housing mobility program that assists DSS rental subsidy recipients with their housing needs. Services focus on preparing clients for all phases of their housing search and helping them to secure housing.

Services include:
Housing Search Assistance.
Lease and Landlord and Tenant Negotiation Help
Can provide more services, contact for details.

HUD Housing Assistance
HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.

HUD Programs include:
Rental Assistance Programs through Housing Choice Vouchers.
Low Income Public Housing.
Senior Housing Assistance and Apartments.
Disabled Housing Assistance and Apartments.
Call (860)240-4800 or visit www.hud.gov.

Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income towards rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Financial Help For the Needy If you are needy and looking for financial help, check out FinancialHelpResources.com.

Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move towards independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.