Homeless System 211

Description: Restrictions: Imminent risk of homelessness or putting others housing at risk.

Providers: If your client has been chronically homeless within the past three years please contact local providers for potential housing prioritization.

Can You Apply Before You Leave Prison? Yes, through coordinated discharge.

Other Services Available: Diversion assistance and referrals to other local services

211 connects individuals and providers to a local Client Navigator. The Client Navigator has access to a database that coordinates available beds with client prioritization throughout the shelter system in Lower Fairfield County. While there are multiple points of entry into the 211 network, everyone must go through a CAN (Coordinated Access Network) assessment. In Stamford, the homeless shelters are Inspirica for women and Pacific House for men.

Hours: 24 Hours

Contact: Phone: 211 or 800-203-1234 Website: www.211ct.org


Emergency Housing: Pacific House

Description: Cost(s): Guest must pay $5 per night or do a chore in place of the fee

Language(s) Spoken:English, Spanish

Hours: Doors are open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Population Served: Men 18 or older

Restrictions: Must be willing to abide by a basic set of rules of conduct and agree to participate in a brief intake session with a case worker. 11 pm curfew. All those wishing to stay are strongly encouraged – though not required – to undergo a medical screening as well.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Capacity: Typically houses 60-82 men. Can accommodate up to 110 men during extreme-weather months.

Other Services Available: Case management, Job Readiness, Recovery Program, Healthcare, Outreach, Young Adult. Three meals a day served. Pacific House is the only regional shelter for men and young adult men in lower Fairfield County serving the four-town area of Stamford, Darien, Greenwich and New Canaan. The shelter provides overnight emergency beds for men, and operates a drop-in day program that provides case management services for men and women.

Address: 597 Pacific Street, Stamford, CT 06902

Contact: Phone: 203-348-2792. Website: www.pacifichouse.org. Emergency Shelter Site: https://pacifichouse.org/our-programs/emergency-shelter


Subsidized Housing: Charter Oak Communities

Description: Property Addresses: 25 Developments throughout Stamford. Cost(s): Vary by property and qualification.

For Section 8 voucher application: https://charteroakcommunities.org/housing/section-8/faq Language(s) Spoken: English/Spanish

Hours: M – F 9am – 5pm

Population Served: Families and individuals applying for any programs must meet the income eligibility requirements. All adult members of the household must either be a U.S. citizen or have an eligible non-citizen status (i.e., resident card, work authorization permit or visa). Restrictions: Mandatory background check for all adults. Households that have a record of criminal activity or drug-related activity that would adversely affect the health and safety of others are denied housing. If an application is denied, the applicant may appeal the decision. Once the appeal is requested in writing, the applicant will be invited to meet with the Hearing Officer to review their case. The applicant must come prepared with all proper documentation supporting their appeal.

Can You Apply Before You Leave Prison? No

Charter Oak Communities (COC), formerly the Stamford Housing Authority, provides attractive, affordable homes for thousands of Stamford residents serving a wide range of needs. COC is a leading champion for innovative, creative partnerships that are redefining public-assisted housing communities in Connecticut and across America.

Place: 22 Clinton Avenue, Stamford, CT 06901

Contact: Phone: 203.977.1400 TTD/TTY Toll Free 1.800.842.9710. Website: https://charteroakcommunities.org/




Liberation House

Description: Population Served: Adults (18+) who have a verifiable substance abuse Cost(s): Public/Private Insurance, Sliding scale for self pay

Language(s) Spoken: English/Spanish. Population Served: Men 18+

Restrictions: Individuals with verifiable substance abuse

Can You Apply Before You Leave Prison? Yes

Capacity: 65 individuals (inpatient); TBD (outpatient)

Additional Services: A Recovery Employment Program gives important work experience as well as funds that can be used to secure housing once the program is completed.

Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Address: 115-125 Main Street, Stamford

Contact: Phone: 203-356-1980 (Information) 203-391-7940 (Intake) Website: http://liberationprograms.org/
Email: info@liberationprograms.org


New Neighborhoods

Description: Cost(s): Varies

Language(s) Spoken: English/Spanish

Other Services Available: New Neighborhoods provides educational, financial, health services and additional training to its residents to improve their lives and strengthen their neighborhoods.

New Neighborhoods, Inc. has and continues to develop, preserve and manage low, moderate and middle income ownership and rental housing, to keep Stamford a viable place to live, work and do business. New Neighborhoods develops, owns and manages more than 425 units consisting of high-rise buildings, townhouses and single family rentals in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Most of the properties have waiting lists.

Office Address: 76 Progress Drive, Suite 140 Stamford, CT 06902 Property Address: 8 Properties in Stamford.

Contact: Phone: (203) 359 2215. Website: https://nnistamford.org/




Below Market Rate Dwelling Units

Description: The Below Market Rate (BMR) program is an initiative of the City of Stamford to achieve a diverse and balanced community with housing available for households of all income levels. Economic diversity fosters social and environmental conditions that protect and enhance the social fabric of the City and are beneficial to the health, safety and welfare of its residents and to the environmental quality and economy of the region.

Tenants seeking a BMR unit should contact the development leasing office of the property they are interested in for information and/or to determine the status of a waiting list. The list of properties can be found at: https://www.stamfordct.gov/community-development-office/pages/below-market-rate-dwellin g-units


Rental Assistance Help in Stamford, Connecticut

Description: Qualified rental assistance programs include non-profit organizations that provide emergency cash for tenants as well as government agencies providing long-term rental subsidies.

Many programs also provide other services such as utility payment assistance, water payment assistance, electric payment assistance, holiday assistance, medical bill pay assistance, food assistance, etc. We provide these details on our details page.






https://www.stamfordct.gov/community-development-office/pages/below-market-rate-dwellin g-units




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ADA Paratransit System

Description: Accessibility: Vans are wheelchair accessible

Population Served: Must have permanent, temporary or conditional disability (developmental or physical) which prevents use of regular bus system; no age restriction; no income/asset restriction; not necessary to be on SSI or SSD

Referral/Drop In: Membership required; Must complete application form; Application requires that person explain his/her disability and why it makes it impossible to use public transportation; Once approved, reservations can be made from 1-7 days in advance, Monday-Sunday.

Cost(s): Set fee (subject to change, call for more information). No fee for personal care attendants.

Transportation for any purpose for individuals with developmental or physical disabilities that prevent them from being able to use the regular public transportation system. The person’s disability can be permanent, temporary, or conditional. (A conditional disability is one that exists under certain conditions; for example, at night, or when the temperature is very high, or very low.) Routes and schedules closely follow public bus route.

Hours: Monday-Sunday schedules close to public bus route. Rides can be scheduled between 5:30am-11:30pm. Reservation department is available from 9am-5pm seven days a week.

Contact: Website: www.gnhtd.org/. Phone: Reservations: 203-288-6643 OR 203-299-7067; Office: 203-288-6282


SAGA Support Services (City of New Haven includes in its catchment, Stamford)

Description: Referral/Drop In: No drop-in/walk-in service.I f you do not have a case manager of any kind, call the SAGA office at the phone number above to request an appointment. If you are already receiving services from your provider (such as a homeless shelter or work preparation program), your program must fax documentation of the services you are receiving (see below).

How to Refer a Client: Documentation must be on agency letterhead and include the following types of information unique to the individual being served: Basis of working relationship under which agency is providing services to active SAGA clients (such as case management, SA counseling, mental health services).

● Frequency of need, number of times in a week the client attends scheduled appointments with agency, and/or appointments that can be verified by agency through its working relationship with clients.

● Identify alternate transportation resources being pursued on the client’s behalf and/or available to the agency. We do check with funding sources regarding this component of service.

● Full name, title, phone number and signature of the agency representative preparing the referral document.

● Referring agency should call 203-946-8523 to arrange for scheduling of appointments (Walk-ins not accepted).

Individuals who are on SAGA, do not have income, reside in New Haven’s SAGA’s “catchment area” and are not receiving any of the transportation assistance listed above may request assistance from this program.

Place: 165 Church Street, 1 Floor, New Haven, CT

Contact: Phone:203-946-8523. Fax: 203-946-7629



Description: Eligibility: You must be active on Title 19 medical (HUSKY A, C, D/Medicaid) with the state. If you are fully qualified for SSD/SSI as a “disabled” individual, you should be eligible.

Referral/ Drop In: Call for information or consult your healthcare provider or case worker.

Individuals who are disabled and covered by HUSKY/Medicaid may be able to get assistance from VEYO for transportation to and from treatment and non-emergency medical appointments.

Contact: Phone: 1-855-478-7350. Website: https://veyo.com