Housing & Shelters

§ Shelters

 

Individuals in need of shelter should call the 211 Hotline.

 

Fish Emergency Shelter

332 South Main St., Torrington CT 06790

(860) 496-1648

 

Winchester Emergency Shelter

480 Main St., Winchester, CT 06098

(860) 379-0708

§ Affordable Rental Housing (Families, Singles, Seniors)

See Affordable Housing Survey

§ Homeownership Programs

The organizations below provide opportunities for affordable homeownership for moderate income families and can be contacted directly for more information.

Cornwall Housing Corporation
Contact: Maggie Cooley (860) 672-6251 

http://www.cornwallhousingcorporation.com

Foundation for Norfolk Living
Contact: Lou Barbagallo (860) 542-5395

Goshen Housing Trust, Inc.
Contact: Chris Sanders (860) 307-1122
www.GoshenHousingTrust.org

Habitat for Humanity (NW CT chapter)
(860) 435-4747

www.habitatnwct.org

Kent Affordable Housing
Contact: Bill Bachrach (860) 927-3321

Salisbury Housing Trust
Contact: Leo Gafney (860) 435-2173
www.salisburyhousingtrust.org

Sharon Housing Trust, Inc.
Contact: Melinda Sweet (860) 364-0028
www.sharonhousingtrust.org

§ Homeownership Counseling, Education & Foreclosure Prevention

Housing Development Fund- (203) 969-1830 or www.hdf-ct.org

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program: Community Action Agency- (860) 832-9438

 

Down payment Assistance Programs

Housing Development Fund- (203) 969-1830 or  www.hdf-ct.org

HDF is a HUD-Certified counseling and lending agency, particularly for first time home-buyer.

 

USDA Rural Housing Programs (860) 688-7725

 

Foreclosure Prevention Assistance

Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury (203) 753-1896 or  www.nhswaterbury.org

They have good counselors.

  

Legal Help

Statewide Legal Services (800) 453-3320 www.ctlawhelp.org

 

Emergency One Time Assistance

Neighbor–to–Neighbor Fund: provides emergency one time assistance for local residents who are in economic distress. Neighbor-to-Neighbor makes small grants (generally around $500) to help those with overdue utilities, medical bills, short-term housing costs, and transportation problems. Interested individuals should contact their town’s social service provider

 

Accessory Apartment Program

The HousingUs Accessory Apartment Program- assists homeowners through the process of creating an apartment in their homes or on their property- from design to permitting and tenant selection.  For more information visit www.housingus.org.

§ Path To Homeownership Guide Website

https://www.moneygeek.com/mortgage/resources/homeownership-assistance/

This website is a guide to homeownership including low down payment mortgages and mortgage assistance programs backed by state and federal agencies. This guide is a starting point for buyers who want to own a home but lack the cash to do so in the conventional way.

§ Independent Living: Making Homes Accessible

https://www.moneygeek.com/mortgage/resources/home-modification-for-disability/

This website gives an overview of how much some types of renovations cost, tips on where to find help to pay for remodeling projects and expert advice about what types of projects make sense. Those who don’t want to deal with renovations or find the task is beyond their economic means can still find help to live independently through other resources such as rental assistance in homes designed for people with disabilities.

§ Retirement/Residential/Long Term Care Homes

 

Canaan …………………………….   Geer Village (860) 824-8133;

                                                      Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation

                                                      (860) 824-3800

                                                      www.geercares.org

 

Salisbury …………………………..   Noble Horizons (860) 435-9851

Provides rental housing, Residential Care Home, Rest Homes with Nursing Supervision and Chronic and Convalescent Nursing Home.          www.noblehorizons.org

 

Sharon ……………………………… Sharon Healthcare (860) 364-1002

                                                      www.Athenahealthcare.com

 

Elderly – Senior Subsidized Housing

Housing for seniors, age 62 and older.  Must be able to live alone and meet income requirements.

Canaan……………………….  Wangum Village (860) 824-0521

                                             Beckley House (860) 824-7884

                                             mailto:beckleyhouse@emchm.org

Kent…………………………..  Templeton Farm (860) 927-4000

Cornwall …………………….. Bonney Brook (860) 619-8194

Norfolk ………………………  Meadowbrook  (860) 542-5470

§ Affordable Home Repairs

Habitat for Humanity of NW CT (860) 435-4747www.habitatnwct.org

 

Chore Service [minor home repairs] (860) 435-9177

 

Rebuilding Together:  Ceia Webb 

(860) 350-2290 : ceiawebb@rebuildinglitchfieldcounty.org

Website: www.rebuildinglitchfieldcounty.org

A national non-profit organization that can provide necessary repairs, improvements and modifications to existing homes, free of charge, to low-income  home-owners who are unable to do the work themselves. Towns covered: Goshen, Litchfield, Warren and Kent.

§ Mortgage Assistance Hotline

If homeowner has a mortgage delinquency, CT has a mortgage assistance hotline: (877) 472-8313

 

 

 

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