Evictions

What can I do if I have a disagreement or problem with the housing authority? What is the grievance procedure? When can I use the grievance procedure?
If you can’t afford to pay court fees, tell the court clerk you want to apply for a fee waiver – which means the court will not charge you. You can probably get a fee waiver if you get public benefits (such as welfare, food stamps, SNAP, or SSI) or if your income is very low. This article gives...
Can my landlord evict me? Can he lock me out? In most cases, you cannot be locked out. And, unless your landlord has a legal court order to evict you, you can stay in your apartment. Read this to learn your rights, what you can do, what happens in court, and more.
Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, and more.
If a Housing Code, Health Department or other official ordered you to move because your apartment is not safe, you may be able to get help from your town under Connecticut's Uniform Relocation Assistance Act.
Watch this video to learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you live in federally subsidized housing or have a Section 8 voucher. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you live in.
Were you kicked out of your house? Did you run away? Do you live in a shelter or temporarily with a friend? Did your family lose their housing?
Foreclosure is a court process. It can happen if the owner is behind on mortgage payments or property taxes.
This article was written to help owners who live in and own a one- to four-family home who are behind on their mortgage payments or who have already received papers from a court because a foreclosure action has been filed against them.
You have a right to a safe and decent place to live. Your landlord is breaking the law if your apartment is not kept in good condition. Read this article to learn your rights, what your landlord should be doing or fixing, what you can do if the repairs are not made, how to take your landlord to...
As a renter, you can’t be forced to move out right away. Renters have rights even when the landlord is facing foreclosure. Keep paying your rent or you could be evicted. Read this to learn: when you must move, what to do if you get eviction papers or if you need more time to move, who is...
This video will help you learn what to do if you're a renter and the building you live in is being foreclosed.
The Blue Book for Connecticut gives you information about whether you qualify for HUD housing, information about applying, and a directory of HUD housing in Connecticut.  For more information and assistance with housing, visit the 2-1...
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This office provides the opportunity for applicants and recipients of DSS programs to request a hearing to contest actions taken by DSS.
The Connecticut Housing Coalition works to expand housing opportunity and to increase the quantity and quality of affordable housing in our state.Click here for information on housing help.
Official Court Forms of the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. Available as fillable and printable legal forms in the areas of: Administrative, Civil, Criminal, Family, General, Grievance, Housing, Juvenile, Probate, Supreme/Appellate,...
Court Service Centers are located within Judicial District Courthouses, and are staffed by Judicial Branch employees trained to assist all court patrons. Several Court Service Centers have bilingual staff.
A publication of the Connecticut Judicial Branch designed to inform you of the basic steps in an eviction (summary process) action.
The Judicial Branch has a list of Connecticut State Marshals on their website or at the clerk's office in your local courthouse.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) maintains a list of contact information for all Connecticut public housing agencies. Includes their name, street address, phone number, address, fax number, and the the of program...
HUD oversees federally subsidized rental programs as well and homebuyer programs.
A list of common legal words and their definitions compiled by the Connecticut Judicial Branch. If you didn't find what you were looking for in the Connecticut Judicial Branch glossary, try this glossary of legal terms by the U.S....
Infoline (2-1-1) is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per...
If your landlord locks you out of your apartment and you can not afford a lawyer, this guild will help you represent yourself in court. Also see the legal aid guide, Tenants' Rights: Lockouts.By: State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
The Connecticut State Department of Education is committed to ensuring that all Connecticut children in homeless situations have the opportunity to attend, enroll in, and succeed in school.
A collaborative effort of the City of New Haven and other nonprofit agencies to address the growing mortgage foreclosure crisis.
A collaborative effort of the City of New Haven and other nonprofit agencies to address the growing mortgage foreclosure crisis.
The Appearance form tells the court that you plan to participate in the case and that you should get a notice whenever something happens in the case. This form is also used to tell the court when you have changed your address.Help text for...
If you cannot afford to pay certain court fees to start a case in court and you have very little income, you may have a right to a fee waiver. Use this form to ask the court to allow you not to pay.Help text for Application for Waiver of...
Use this form if you live in the rental property and your name was not listed as one of the defendants on the summary process (eviction) summons and complaint. This form asks the court to find that the eviction case does not apply to the...
Use this form if the landlord has filed an “Affidavit Re: Noncompliance with Stipulation.” By filing the affidavit of noncompliance, your landlord told the court that you broke the agreement and has asked for the paperwork to evict you...
If you and the landlord work out an agreement to settle the case, use this form to put your agreement in writing and to ask the court to approve the agreement.For more information, see our Self-Help Guides:The Eviction Process...Before the...
Use this form if the court has already entered an eviction judgment against you and you want to ask the court to reopen the case.For more information, see our Self-Help Guide, "The Eviction Process...After the Judge Decides."
Use this form if the court has already entered an eviction judgment against you and you want to ask the court for more time before you are physically evicted.For more information, see our Self-Help Guide, "The Eviction Process...After the...
Use this form to respond to the statements the landlord made in the complaint and to tell the court if you have any defenses to the eviction. You will also have to file an Appearance form to tell the court that you will be involved in the...
Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, who to bring with you, what happens when you see the judge, meeting with a mediator, and...
Watch this video to learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you live in federally subsidized housing or have a Section 8 voucher. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you...
This video will help you learn what to do if you're a renter and the building you live in is being foreclosed. It's important to remember that tenants don't have to move right away in a foreclosure. After a foreclosure, you have the...
According to Governor M. Jodi Rell: "The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program is a vital safety net for families and individuals in need. In these economic times, it is even more essential. Like many safety net programs...
The Department of Social Services provides a broad range of services to the elderly, people with disabilities, families, and individuals who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction, self-reliance...
The mission of the Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc. (HRA) is to improve the quality of life by helping people achieve economic and social potential; responding to the causes and conditions of poverty; and building stronger...
Infoline (2-1-1) is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per...
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Statewide Legal Services is a telephone hotline helping callers with legal problems in Connecticut. They talk to callers about many different non-criminal legal problems. Some of the problems they can talk to you about include family,...
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