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This section of our website is for people 60 and older. Click on links below to find more information or contact the local office as listed on the left.

For debt collection issues, financial abuse, scams or other consumer problems, call the Consumer Law Project for Elders at 1-800-296-1467. For more information, click on Financial and Debt Issues below.

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Renters Homeowners
Help if You Are Homeless or You Have Low or No Income
Help Staying At Home
General Information for Renters and Homeowners
Housing Discrimination
Finding Housing
Housing Statutes and Regulations
  • In CT, landlord/tenant law is codified at Conn. Gen. Stat. 47a-1 and continuing immediately thereafter.
    Visit the CT General Assembly website.
  • In CT, the Eviction (Summary Process) is codified at Conn. Gen. Stat. 47a-23 and continuing immediately thereafter.
    Visit the CT General Assembly website.
  • For federally financed housing programs, the federal statute is codified at 42 U.S.C 1437 and continuing immediately thereafter.
    Visit the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

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.

For people who wish to remain at home rather than live in an institutional setting there are options. In particular, the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders may pay for services such as visiting nurses, home-delivered meals, companion services, respite care, transportation, homemakers, adult day care, emergency response systems and other services necessary to avoid institutional care.

There are low-interest loans and some grant money which allow seniors to modify their homes to make them more safe and accessible.

These types of home are among the most economical forms of home ownership. Most mobile or manufactured homes are located in parks or communities set aside specifically for this purpose.

A reverse mortgage is a loan which allows the elderly (age 62 or older) homeowner to convert the equity in his or her house into a monthly cash payment or a lump sum payment. There are special rules regarding age and amount of equity in the home.

This article explains special housing protections for seniors.

The following Tax Relief Programs for Homeowners are administered by the Office of Policy and Management in Connecticut.

Many seniors are already renters. Some seniors sell their homes and move into rental units because they no longer want to, or can no longer maintain their own homes. Some seniors may need help paying the rent. Outlined below are some types of housing and housing programs for seniors who need help paying the rent.

Call Legal Aid for Help

If you are 60 or over, you can get help from legal aid by calling the office directly. Click here to find your legal services office by town.

Consumer Law Project for Elders (statewide): 1‑800‑296‑1467

Bridgeport Connecticut Legal Services: 1‑800‑809‑4434 or 203‑336‑3851

Greater Hartford Legal Aid: 860‑541‑5000

New Haven Legal Assistance: 203‑946‑4811

Stamford Connecticut Legal Services: 203‑348‑9216

Waterbury Connecticut Legal Services: 1‑800‑413‑7797 or 203‑756‑8074

Willimantic Connecticut Legal Services: 1‑800‑413‑7796 or 860‑456‑1761

Get help from 2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 or go to 211ct.org for help with services in your community.

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This section of our website is for people 60 and older. Click on links below to find more information or contact the local office as listed on the left.

For debt collection issues, financial abuse, scams or other consumer problems, call the Consumer Law Project for Elders at 1-800-296-1467. For more information, click on Financial and Debt Issues below.

Housing

Renters Homeowners
Help if You Are Homeless or You Have Low or No Income
Help Staying At Home
General Information for Renters and Homeowners
Housing Discrimination
Finding Housing
Housing Statutes and Regulations
  • In CT, landlord/tenant law is codified at Conn. Gen. Stat. 47a-1 and continuing immediately thereafter.
    Visit the CT General Assembly website.
  • In CT, the Eviction (Summary Process) is codified at Conn. Gen. Stat. 47a-23 and continuing immediately thereafter.
    Visit the CT General Assembly website.
  • For federally financed housing programs, the federal statute is codified at 42 U.S.C 1437 and continuing immediately thereafter.
    Visit the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

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.

For people who wish to remain at home rather than live in an institutional setting there are options. In particular, the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders may pay for services such as visiting nurses, home-delivered meals, companion services, respite care, transportation, homemakers, adult day care, emergency response systems and other services necessary to avoid institutional care.

There are low-interest loans and some grant money which allow seniors to modify their homes to make them more safe and accessible.

These types of home are among the most economical forms of home ownership. Most mobile or manufactured homes are located in parks or communities set aside specifically for this purpose.

A reverse mortgage is a loan which allows the elderly (age 62 or older) homeowner to convert the equity in his or her house into a monthly cash payment or a lump sum payment. There are special rules regarding age and amount of equity in the home.

This article explains special housing protections for seniors.

The following Tax Relief Programs for Homeowners are administered by the Office of Policy and Management in Connecticut.

Many seniors are already renters. Some seniors sell their homes and move into rental units because they no longer want to, or can no longer maintain their own homes. Some seniors may need help paying the rent. Outlined below are some types of housing and housing programs for seniors who need help paying the rent.