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Windham County rent assistance.

Windham County tenants can apply for emergency rent assistance or housing resources, while the homeless can use local shelters. The assistance programs are offered as part of the counties regional homeless prevention and rapid rehousing resources, and everything from grants for paying rent, free legal aid, short term shelters, and even loans from DSS may be provided.

There are some statewide resources in Windham County, such as the HUD section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program or the rent bank. There are also more localized housing services run by charities as well as non-profits. All of the agencies, whether they are non-profits or government organizations, are committed to helping low income tenants, senior citizens, single moms, as well as the disabled.

For help with any housing matter, whether is it assistance needed for unpaid rent, a homeless shelter, information on loan programs, or legal assistance from an attorney, try an agency below. There are various resources in Windham County.

Windham County Department of Social Services
This government office is at 676 Main St.
Willimantic Connecticut 06226
Call (866) 327-7700
There are three housing programs offered. Some are short term ,such as the TANF emergency rent assistance program, and others are long term, income based solutions and that would be the Section 8 HUD Housing Choice Voucher. They offer either one time or ongoing financial aid. The last resource is the Rent Bank, which helps with rehousing security deposits, and more.

Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.
Office - 1125 Main St, Willimantic
Connecticut, 06226
Main phone: (860) 456-1761
Lawyers offer pro-bono advice to tenants. They also help immigrants and minorities who are faced with housing discrimination. Get free legal aid, mediation, and eviction help.





Holy Family Home And Shelter. All applicants need to dial 211 first, and direct shelter is not offered. The address is 88 Jackson Street, Willimantic, CT. Call 860-423-7719. They only help single moms and children.

WAIM, or the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry
The location is 866 Main St.
Willimantic, Connecticut 06226
Main number - (860) 456-7270
Financial aid, for back rent, energy bills, mortgages, and more is part of the Unmet Needs Program. It offers grants and other money to the needy.

Salvation Army of Windham County
Family Service center: 316 Pleasant Street
Willimantic, Connecticut 06226
Main phone - (860) 423-0977
The social service center is in Willimantic. The Christian church may offer money to pay for rent, utility bills, free food, and more. They focus on the poor and low income who are working towards self-sufficiency, and the housing and rent assistance programs can get them out of being homeless.

Access Community Action Agency
The non-profit address: 1315 Main St., Suite 2
Willimantic, CT 06226
Main number: (860) 450-7400
Eviction prevention is offered. It combines short term financial help from the Rent Bank along with free legal aid, mediation, and related services. There is also mortgage assistance. Applicants for any emergency rent programs need a pay or quit or foreclosure notice.

Windham Region No Freeze Hospitality Center
Address: 75 Bridge Street
Willimantic, CT
A cold weather/winter shelter. Call 211.



By Jon McNamara

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