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Emergency Housing


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

Additional Criteria

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

  1. Complete the Application for Assistance for Emergency Housing.
  2. 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