Affordable Home Repairs
Habitat for Humanity of NW CT (860) 435-4747
PO Box 1, Salisbury, CT 06068
Chore Service [minor home repairs] (860) 435-9177
PO Box544, Bantam, CT 06750
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.
Affordable Rental Housing (Families, Singles, Seniors)
See Affordable Housing Contact Information above.
Guide to Home Loans for People with Disabilities
This guide offers a comprehensive overview of resources and opportunities that can help you overcome the financial challenges that stand between you and homeownership. Whether you’re in the market for a new home or you’re a first-time buyer this guide has information you need to get past those obstacles.
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.
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.
The organizations below provide opportunities for affordable homeownership for moderate income families and can be contacted directly for more information.
Cornwall Housing Corporation
PO Box 174, Cornwall, CT 06753
Contact: Maggie Cooley (860) 672-6251
Foundation for Norfolk Living
PO Box 2, Norfolk, CT 06058
Contact: Lou Barbagallo (860) 542-5395
Goshen Housing Trust, Inc.
59 Torrington Road, Goshen, CT 06756
Habitat for Humanity (NW CT chapter)
Kent Affordable Housing
PO Box 265, Kent, CT 06757
email@example.com (860) 927-5022
Salisbury Housing Trust
24 Main Street, PO Box 52, Salisbury, CT 06068
Sharon Ridge Apartments
Independent Living: Making Homes Accessible
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.
Mortgage Assistance Hotline
If homeowner has a mortgage delinquency, CT has a mortgage assistance hotline: (877) 472-8313.
Path To Homeownership Guide Website
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.
Retirement/Residential/Long Term Care Homes
Geer Village (860) 824-8133;
Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation
Noble Horizons (860) 435-9851
Provides rental housing, Residential Care Home, Rest Homes with Nursing Supervision and Chronic and Convalescent Nursing Home.
Sharon Healthcare (860) 364-1002
Elderly – Senior Subsidized Housing
Housing for seniors, age 62 and older. Must be able to live alone and meet income requirements.
Wangum Village (860) 824-0521
Beckley House (860) 824-7884 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent – Templeton Farm (860) 927-4000
Cornwall – Bonney Brook (860) 619-8194
Norfolk – Meadowbrook (860) 542-5470
Individuals in need of shelter should call the 211 Hotline.
Fish Emergency Shelter
332 South Main St., Torrington CT 06790
The Gathering Place
21 Prospect Street – Suite A, Torrington
New Beginnings of Northwest Hills Litchfield County is the Continuum of Care/Coordinated Access Network non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of managing The Gathering Place – a day-time drop-in center serving local homeless individuals, families, youth and veterans of Litchfield County since 2015. The Gathering Place is the “point of entry” for all homeless in Litchfield County and the centralized location to access all types of services and resources the homeless need to live more productive and independent lives. It is a place to come to visit year-round and to receive services to meet basic needs and resources such as the initial 211 Coordinated Access Network (CAN) intake; legal services; showers; laundry service; clothing; mental health services; substance abuse services and supported employment. We are committed to housing the homeless, promoting HOPE and NEW BEGINNINGS.
The mission of New Beginnings of Northwest Hills Litchfield County is to improve the quality of life of homeless individuals in Litchfield County, to provide referral services and advocacy, and to end the cycle of homelessness.
The staff operating The Gathering Place are volunteers from other service providing agencies who assist the homeless and their needs. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Winchester Emergency Shelter
480 Main St., Winchester, CT 06098