Emergency housing in a hotel for up to 28 or 84 days — depending on the situation.
Who Is Eligible
You may be eligible if you lost your housing due to a catastrophic situation and don't have the resources to cover your emergency need.
Catastrophic situations include:
- Natural disasters, such as a fire or flood
- Fleeing domestic violence
- A constructive or court-ordered eviction which is not your fault
You might also be eligible if you meet the vulnerable population criteria:
- SSI or SSDI recipient
- Age 65 or older
- Pregnant in third trimester
- Child(ren) age 6 or younger
- Qualify with points (at least 4 points)
- Disabled veteran (1 point)
- Active Family Services case (1 point)
- SSI or SSDI applicant (1 point)
- Child(ren) between the ages of 7 and 17 (2 points)
- Discharged from a 48-hour inpatient hospital stay within the last 30 days (2 points)
- Over 18 years old and discharged from DCF custody within the last 3 years (1 point)
- Reach Up recipient
- Individual on probation or parole with Dept of Corrections (1 point)
If Your Application Is Approved
If your application is approved, you can be housed in a hotel for up to 28 or 84 days, depending on your situation.
How To Apply
- Complete the Application for Assistance for Emergency Housing.
- Drop your application off at a District Office or use the Document Uploader to send it to us.
Where To Learn More
Call our Benefits Call Center at 1-800-479-6151