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Important Update: On April 10, 2020, Governor Lamont ordered landlords to stop filing most new evictions through July 1.  All ongoing eviction cases continue to be on hold until further notice. You do not have to move right now. You cannot be evicted right now.

You cannot be forced out of your apartment while your landlord is in foreclosure. The law protects your right to stay in your home.

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?

If your landlord wants to evict you, he or she must get the court's permission first. Unless your landlord wins in court, they cannot take your things or evict you, even if you owe back rent. Read this article to learn your rights and how you can try to stop the eviction process.

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, people who have a disability, teens living on their own, and more.

Under an order by Governor Lamont, you can get an additional two months to pay your May rent if you have been affected by COVID-19. To get the additional two months to pay your May rent, you must tell your landlord in writing (by email, text message, or letter) on or before the 9th day after it was due that you need this extension and explain that you cannot pay your May rent on time for a reason related to COVID-19.

Under an order by Governor Lamont, if you paid a security deposit that is more than one month’s rent, you can ask the landlord to use the portion of your security deposit that is more than one month’s rent toward your April, May, or June 2020 rent.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, 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.

The Roadmap to Reentry Legal Guide is a resource for navigating the legal impact of a criminal record on getting ID, housing, public benefits, and family issues.

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Homelessness

Important Update: On April 10, 2020, Governor Lamont ordered landlords to stop filing most new evictions through July 1.  All ongoing eviction cases continue to be on hold until further notice. You do not have to move right now. You cannot be evicted right now.

You cannot be forced out of your apartment while your landlord is in foreclosure. The law protects your right to stay in your home.

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?

If your landlord wants to evict you, he or she must get the court's permission first. Unless your landlord wins in court, they cannot take your things or evict you, even if you owe back rent. Read this article to learn your rights and how you can try to stop the eviction process.

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, people who have a disability, teens living on their own, and more.

Under an order by Governor Lamont, you can get an additional two months to pay your May rent if you have been affected by COVID-19. To get the additional two months to pay your May rent, you must tell your landlord in writing (by email, text message, or letter) on or before the 9th day after it was due that you need this extension and explain that you cannot pay your May rent on time for a reason related to COVID-19.

Under an order by Governor Lamont, if you paid a security deposit that is more than one month’s rent, you can ask the landlord to use the portion of your security deposit that is more than one month’s rent toward your April, May, or June 2020 rent.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, 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.

The Roadmap to Reentry Legal Guide is a resource for navigating the legal impact of a criminal record on getting ID, housing, public benefits, and family issues.