Housing support resources can provide assistance to those who are experiencing difficulties with housing, including homelessness, housing insecurity, and unsafe living conditions. These resources may include emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, rental assistance, legal aid, and counseling services. They can be provided by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community-based groups. It is important to seek out and utilize these resources to ensure that everyone has access to safe and affordable housing.
Bridgeport Health and Social Services Relocation & Housing Hardship Program:
The relocation and housing hardship program offered by the Bridgeport Health and Social Services department aims to aid individuals who have received an eviction notice or are encountering hardship cases that may lead to eviction. Those in need of assistance, or those who know someone in a similar situation, can call 203-576-7680 to learn more about the program's services and how to apply.
Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) provides financial assistance to Connecticut residents to make their homes warm and comfortable. The application process for CEAP usually takes around 30-45 minutes. The amount of assistance you receive towards your heating bill ranges between $250 to $600, depending on your income level, household size, and whether there is a vulnerable member in your household. Typically, these benefits are directly paid to your utility company or fuel supplier.
The Annex provides an open-access drop-in center catering to Veterans facing homelessness or housing issues that may exacerbate their situation. The programs and services are tailored to meet individual needs, and all Veterans and their families residing in the Greater Bridgeport area are welcome to take advantage of them.
The goal of MyHomeCT is to cure mortgage delinquencies and defaults and prevent foreclosures among eligible homeowners that experienced a hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program also includes assistance for qualified non-mortgage expenses including, but not limited to, non-escrowed real estate taxes and insurance as well as condominium or homeowners’ association fees. You can apply online if you are a homeowner.
Also known as Section 8. A program supported by the state to help families with very low income afford safe, sanitary and adequate housing in the private market. Under this program, participants have the freedom to search for their own housing, which may include apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes. They are not limited in their choice and may select any private rental housing that meets the program's standards.
Please note: DOH's RAP waitlist may be/is currently closed. Please register online to be notified when the RAP opens its waiting list.