CCEH Rapid Re-housing Program Details

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority has established a limited fund of $500,000 to support a short-term client needs. Funds are administered by CCEH.

Applicants to CCEH’s rapid re-housing program must be literally homeless and have the ability to get a lease. Priority is for applicants who meet one or more of the criteria below.

Criteria for Adults with Children

  • Family includes five or more children
  • Family includes one or more children under the age of six
  • Family’s head of household is age 25 or under
  • Family has had a previous episode of homelessness within the past 24 months
  • Family fleeing interpersonal violence due to immediate safety risk

Criteria for Adults without Children

  • Individuals coming out if institutions (Prison/Jail, Mental Health, DCF and others)
  • Individuals fleeing interpersonal violence due to immediate safety risk

Connecticut Housing and Finance Authority Funds may be used for one-time or monthly costs including:

  • Security deposit when ineligible for Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) Security Deposit Guarantee Program
  • Partial or full rental subsidy
  • Utility deposit
  • Utility arrearages of no more than 50% of amount in arrears
  • Moving expenses of no more than $500
  • Car repairs if primary transportation to employment
  • Gas cards, if personal vehicle is primary transportation to employment, no more than $50 every 2 weeks.
  • Bus passes if primary transportation to employment
  • Costs associated with obtaining identification