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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?

Your landlord can try to evict you, he or she must get the court's permission first. Unless your landlord wins in court, he or she cannot take your things or evict you, even if you owe back rent. If you don't want to leave, read this article to learn how you can try to stop the eviction.

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.

Do you need help paying your bills? Find out about programs that can provide cash, food, housing, medical care, child care, energy assistance, and more. This information can help people with or without kids, veterans, those with a disability, teens living on their own, and more.

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.

If you're facing eviction and you don't have a lawyer, you can practice representing yourself by playing our legal game, RePresent: Renter. You’ll learn how to prepare for court, what happens in court on the day of your eviction hearing, and how to present evidence and cross-examine the other person in your case.

This article answers common questions about keeping your lights and gas on.

If you're facing eviction and you don't have a lawyer, you can practice representing yourself by playing our legal game, RePresent: Renter. You’ll learn how to prepare for court, what happens in court on the day of your eviction hearing, and how to present evidence and cross-examine the other person in your case.

Your landlord can try to evict you, he or she must get the court's permission first. Unless your landlord wins in court, he or she cannot take your things or evict you, even if you owe back rent. If you don't want to leave, read this article to learn how you can try to stop the eviction.

All renters (also called tenants) have legal rights. You have these rights even if you don't have a written lease, and even if you signed an agreement telling your landlord you would give up your rights.

The landlord must return your security deposit when you move out unless your apartment has been damaged. Read this article to learn your rights if your landlord won't return some or all of your security deposit, what you can do about rent increases, special protections for seniors, and more.

The law says your landlord must make your apartment clean and safe when you move in and keep the apartment in good condition while you live there.

If you have a disagreement or problem with your housing authority, you can use something called a grievance procedure to try to fix the problem. Also learn about steps you can take if you were denied public housing.

State and federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination based on national origin, religion, and ancestry. 

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 more. We hope that you'll feel more at ease and prepared after you watch this video.

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.

It is against the law for someone to be treated differently because of their race or color, national origin, gender, sex, religion, and more. Here is information on how filing a discrimination complaint with the State of Connecticut.

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.

If you're facing eviction and you don't have a lawyer, you can practice representing yourself by playing our legal game, RePresent: Renter. You’ll learn how to prepare for court, what happens in court on the day of your eviction hearing, and how to present evidence and cross-examine the other person in your case.

This article, by the State of CT Judicial Branch, covers the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Connecticut.

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 tips to keep in mind if you are fighting an eviction in court and you don't have a lawyer.

Here are some common myths about renting an apartment in Connecticut. Watch this video to learn your rights and help protect yourself as a renter.

You have a right to live in housing that is safe, decent, and has utilities that work. Landlords must provide working equipment for utilities including heating, electricity, plumbing, and both hot and cold running water.

Even if your apartment needs repairs, you need to pay your rent on time every month. If you don’t, you risk being evicted. This video explains what to do if your apartment needs repairs.

If your apartment was foreclosed and the building has a new owner, that person or bank will become your new landlord. The new owner might ask you to move out or try to evict you, but you don't have to leave right away. You have rights.

If you were displaced from your home by City of Hartford code enforcement officials from January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2015, your rights may be affected by a proposed class action settlement.

This video will help you learn what to do if you're a renter and the building you live in is being foreclosed.

Are you having trouble making your mortgage payments? Read this article to find out what to do if you're behind on your mortgage and facing foreclosure.

If your apartment was foreclosed and the building has a new owner, that person or bank will become your new landlord. The new owner might ask you to move out or try to evict you, but you don't have to leave right away. You have rights.

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 more. We hope that you'll feel more at ease and prepared after you watch this video.

If your landlord is in foreclosure, the law protects your right as a renter to stay in your home. The bank can't make you move out while a foreclosure is going on, and only a judge can order you to move out of your apartment.

If you're facing eviction and you don't have a lawyer, you can practice representing yourself by playing our legal game, RePresent: Renter. You’ll learn how to prepare for court, what happens in court on the day of your eviction hearing, and how to present evidence and cross-examine the other person in your case.

This booklet helps homeowners 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.

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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