Only 7% of tenants in CT have a lawyer representing them in eviction proceedings—we are changing 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 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 to go to CTLawHelp.org/evictions for self-help resources.

Bridgeport: 06605
Danielson: 06239
Hartford: 06105  / 06120
New Britain: 06051
New Haven: 06511  / 06513  / 06519
New London: 06320
Putnam: 06260
Stamford: 06902
Waterbury: 06702 / 06710
West Haven: 06516
Willimantic: 06226

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
Get information and referrals for housing, utility, and food assistance.

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  |  31 Pratt Street – Hartford, CT 06103