A resident of an apartment where a family at risk of eviction lives looks out the window as protesters and media stand outside in February, 2021. Yehyun Kim / ctmirror.org

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Right to counsel

Connecticut has a program that guarantees free legal representation for certain tenants going through eviction. To qualify, you have to live in certain ZIP codes and earn less than 80% of the area median income. Veterans also qualify. More information is available online or by calling 1-800-559-1565.

Legal aid

Various legal aid groups offer assistance to people who are being evicted. They include: Greater Hartford Legal AidNew Haven Legal Assistance Association, and Connecticut Legal Services. If you feel you’ve experienced housing discrimination, you can call the Connecticut Fair Housing Center.

CT Law Help

CT Law Help has information on mediations, what to expect in court, explanations of court documentation and more.

Rent bank

The state of Connecticut is launching a rent bank program that will aim to prevent evictions when an eviction has already been filed in court. Typically, people will be referred to the program by a court mediator.

211

If you are at risk of losing your home, you can get connected to services and shelters through the United Way 211 number. You can call 211 or find more information online.


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Ginny MonkHousing and Children's Issues Reporter

Ginny is CT Mirror's children's issues and housing reporter a Report for America corps member. She covers a range of topics including child welfare to affordable housing and zoning. Ginny grew up in Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas' Lemke School of Journalism in 2017. She began her career at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette where she covered housing, homelessness, and juvenile justice on the investigations team. Along the way Ginny was awarded a 2019 Data Fellowship through the Annenberg Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California. She moved to Connecticut in 2021 and covered housing for Hearst Connecticut Media.