Evictions

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?
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.
Watch this video to learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you get Section 8. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you live in.
If you have a court case, but cannot afford to pay the court costs and fees, you may qualify for a “fee waiver.” A fee waiver means you do not have to pay some or all of the court costs and fees.
Foreclosure is a court process. It can happen if the owner is behind on mortgage payments or property taxes.
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.
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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...
Mission is to:Meet basic needs of food, shelter, economic support and health care.Promote and support the choice to live with dignity in one's own home and community.Promote and support the achievement of economic viability in the...
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.
You can get most court forms at this website.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 get Section 8. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you live in.Get a PDF of this video that you can print...
If you have a court case, but cannot afford to pay the court costs and fees, you may qualify for a “fee waiver.” A fee waiver means you do not have to pay some or all of the court costs and fees.This slideshow will walk you through the fee...
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...
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 year.
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...
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Offers a variety of programs and services to address the ongoing issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are free to residents of Bridgeport, Fairfield, Easton, Stratford, Trumbull and Monroe.Hotline information:...
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