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Helpful Links

If you need help and do not know where to go, calling 2-1-1 is a good place to start.

Infoline: 2-1-1; Press 3, Press 1 to be connected with a housing specialist



Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services: (860) 395-3190 or

CT Housing Authorities List (by town):

CT Housing Search: (877) 428-8844 or


Westbrook Housing Authority: (860) 399-9835

Essex Housing Authority: (860) 767-4340

Elderly Housing Management:  (203) 230-4809

HUD Connecticut: (860) 320-4800  or

The Connection: (855) Help-955



  • or (877) 428-8844 (A toll-free call center for the general public to find affordable rental housingmaintains a bilingual toll-free call center)

  • or (860) 346-8695 is an organization based in Middletown whose mission is to end homelessness in Middlesex County. Click or call if you need to find shelter.


Mortgage Foreclosure Assistance: (877) 472-8313

Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants (USDA):  (860) 688-7725 ext. 4

Single Family Housing Loan Program (USDA):


Home Affordable Refinance Program:


For Utility or Energy Assistance

  • Connecticut Department of Social Services Energy Assistance: (800) 842-1132

Connecticut Fair Housing Center: (800) 477-5737 x3403


To obtain legal help, call:  (800) 453-3320 for free legal aid

for very low income people with noncriminal legal problems



Shoreline Basic Needs Taskforce

A collaboration of community groups and concerned people, working to affect change that increases self-sufficiency among vulnerable individuals and families in need along the Connecticut Shoreline. Visit on Facebook>>

(click to download)

Coined in 2009 by United Way of Northern New Jersey, the term ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) describes those Americans who live above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) yet still find it difficult to make ends meet. Visit ALICE on Facebook>>

(click to download)

This pdf booklet is a guide, containing brief descriptions of complex programs. Programs that Help People in Connecticut has been connecting Connecticut residents to federal, state, and local agencies
for over twenty years. Need information? Need Help? Need Services? Click the link to download.

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