Landlord/Tenant

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?
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 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.
If you have bed bugs, you are not alone. Cases of bed bugs have been on the rise, especially in the last ten years. Here is some information about dealing with a bed bug infestation.
Have you experienced unwanted touching, unwanted sexual advances, sexual jokes, comments, or gestures in your rental housing? Fair housing laws may help you.
Here are some resources to help you find an apartment, including dealing with discrimination, references, security deposits, staying in your apartment, moving out, the security deposit guarantee program, and more.
All renters (also called tenants) have legal rights. You have these rights even if you do not have a written lease agreement, or you signed an agreement or told your landlord you will give up your rights. This article explains renters' rights and responsibilities.
The landlord must return all of your security deposit when you move out unless your apartment has been damaged. Get tips on what to do before you move in, while you live there, and when you move out. Find out what you can do if you don’t get your security deposit back. This article also talks about...
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...
Even if your apartment needs repairs, you need to pay your rent on time every month. If you don’t, you risk being evicted.
You have a right to live in housing that is safe, decent and has utilities that work. Your landlord must make sure these utilities are working: heating system, lighting, hot and cold running water, and plumbing. Read this booklet to find out what you can do if your heat or other utilities are not...
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...
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.
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...
A statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring equal housing opportunity for everyone in Connecticut.
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.
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.
The Judicial Branch has a list of Connecticut State Marshals on their website or at the clerk's office in your local courthouse.
CTEnergyInfo was developed by the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control, Energy Conservation Management Board and Institute for Sustainable Energy to help consumers navigate the ever increasing number of energy-related resources.
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
A publication of the Connecticut Judicial Branch.
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...
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...
Even if your apartment needs repairs, you need to pay your rent on time every month. If you don’t, you risk being evicted. The first thing you should do is ask your landlord to make the repairs. If that doesn’t work, keep paying your...
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.