Food, Housing, & Utilities
Find local food banks and other food assistance.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Apply Online)
SNAP provides food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income people. To receive SNAP benefits in Connecticut, household income and other resources have to be under certain limits and are reviewed. For some households, there is also an asset limit.
The regional food bank serving Hartford and Tolland counties, and the largest anti-hunger organization in the Greater Hartford area.
Community services for food, mental health, healthcare, housing, transportation, income, and utility assistance.
A list of resources provided by the Department of Children and Families.
Statewide Food Bank Services:
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Nutrition information and assistance (SNAP, WIC ,etc.).
Homelessness Assistance through 2-1-1 CT
2-1-1 facilitates housing and shelter services in Connecticut.
- Domestic Violence Shelters
- Homeless Shelter
- Homeless Drop In Centers
- Housing Search and Information
- Runaway/Youth Shelters
- Transitional Housing/Shelter
CT Housing Search
Listings of affordable rental housing can be searched by location, number of bedrooms, rent range, proximity to public transit, accessibility for people with disabilities, and other criteria. Funded by the state Dept. of Social Services.
CT Housing Choice Voucher
Locate open Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists throughout Connecticut, and register to receive updates on new waiting lists.
Heating Assistance (CEAP) and Water Assistance (LIHWAP)
Apply for assistance in paying for your heating and water bill. You can use the same application for both programs.