Housing

Renters
Homeowners
If You or Someone You Know Is Homeless
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.

**NOTE: The renters’ rebate program provides partial rent and utility rebates to low income elderly and individuals with a disability.

In 2013, CT passed a law that suspended  the renters’ rebate program. It was closed to applicants who did not receive a rebate in calendar year 2011 or received a rebate in calendar year 2011, but not in 2012.

In 2014, CT removed this suspension and opened the renters’ rebate program to new applicants, even if they did not receive a rebate in 2011 or 2012.

In Connecticut, landlord/tenant law is codified at Conn. Gen. Stat. 47a-1 and continuing immediately thereafter. Visit the CT General Assembly website.
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.
Home CareFor people who wish to remain at home rather than live in an institutional setting there are options.
Home ModificationsThere are low-interest loans and some grant money which allow seniors to modify their homes to make them more safe and accessible. Modifications can include installing ramps, stair glides, grab bars in bathrooms, widening doorways, lowering counter heights.
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.
CT Laws That Afford Special Protections for Seniors
The following Tax Relief Programs for Homeowners are administered by the Office of Policy and Management in Connecticut.
Mobile or Manufactured HomesThese 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.
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.
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 Connecticut Commission on Aging is a non-partisan state agency of the CT General Assembly.They are committed to promoting policies that enhance the lives of the present and future generations of older adults.
State Unit on Aging Main office, 860-424-5274 Toll Free (in State), 1-866-218-6631 Application forms by mail1-800-609-5627 Alternate Care Unit1-800-445-5394860-424-4904 CHOICES Program860-424-5322 Connecticut Medicare Assignment Program (...
Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for residents of skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes and managed residential care communities (also known as assisted living...
The Judicial Branch has a list of Connecticut State Marshals on their website or at the clerk's office in your local courthouse.
This web site contains links to Connecticut and federal statutes, regulations, and cases important to Elder Law -- maintained by Attorney Lisa Nachmias Davis and a must for any Connecticut Elder Law Attorney.
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...