Before RTC, only 7% of tenants in CT had a lawyer representing them in eviction proceedings—we changed that.

The State of Connecticut now has a Right to Counsel Program to provide free, experienced lawyers to eligible tenants facing eviction or loss of housing subsidy.

Find out if a FREE LAWYER is available where you live and if you qualify by answering the following questions:

Have you or any member of your household served in the armed forces?

Have you been referred to us by the VA Housing study?

Is your zip code/circumstance listed below?

NOTICE: Intake in certain zip codes will pause temporarily when the programs’ weekly caseload capacity is reached. Tenants are encouraged to call back early the following week and also visit  CTLawHelp.org/evictions for self-help resources.

Bridgeport:
Any tenant living in Bridgeport who is (1) living in subsidized housing, or (2) undocumented
*Danielson: 06239
Greater Hartford: Not restricted by zip code – elderly, disabled, tenants receiving subsidies, tenants with housing conditions issues.
Groton: 06340
Middletown: All zip codes – 06457/ 06459
New Britain: All zip codes – 06051/ 06053  / 06052
New Haven: 06511 / 06513 / 06519
New London: All New London cases; 06320
Norwalk: Any tenant in subsidized housing – 06850/ 06851/06855
Norwich: 06360 / 06365
*Putnam: 06260
Stamford: All zip codes – 06902 / 06905 / 06901 / 06906 / 06907 / 06903
Waterbury: 06702 / 06704/ 06710
West Haven: Subsidy termination cases – 06516
*Willimantic: 06226

*Intake in Danielson, Putnam, and Willimantic is currently closed until late fall. Please visit CTLawHelp.org/evictions for self-help information or explore the eviction documents form filler on this homepage.

OTHER FREE RESOURCES available to tenants facing an eviction or loss of housing subsidy:

ONLINE LEGAL HELP
Visit CTLawHelp to learn about the eviction process and how to respond to eviction notices.

2-1-1 HELPLINE
Dial 2-1-1 to get information and referrals for housing, utility, and food assistance.

GUIDE AND FORM FILLER
Go to cteviction.guide to learn about the eviction process and prepare court forms for your case.

EVICTION PREVENTION FUND
Check your eligibility for UniteCT’s Eviction Prevention Fund.

A Connecticut renter facing eviction is 49% less likely to be forced to leave their home if they have a lawyer.

The importance of this groundbreaking legislation cannot be understated. This is a way to help address the housing instability which threatens the safety of the most vulnerable populations, including children, elderly, and those living in poverty. Families who are evicted often end up homeless or in shelters. This drastic change in environment is a traumatic event for children in particular who struggle to focus in school as their home life crumbles.

DEBORAH WITKIN, Esq.

Executive Director, Connecticut Legal Services

Eviction Help CT is administered by the Connecticut Bar Foundation

ctbarfdn.org  |  100 Pearl Street, 11th Floor – Hartford, CT 06103