The Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) Security Deposit Guarantee Program which was being administered through the HPRP program (Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Rehousing Program), by dialing 2-1-1, is currently closed. Some community based social service agencies, charitable groups, and town social service departments provide assistance for security deposits. Generally, this assistance is quite limited, is determined on a case by case basis, and is usually for people who are in a crisis situation, such as homelessness, domestic violence, eviction, or displacement due to fire or disaster. The programs may offer either all or part of the security deposit, provide cash, vouchers, or loans, and may place limits on the location and type of rental people can receive assistance for. Some programs are limited to people with health conditions such as HIV/AIDS. People with a history of evictions may not be eligible.
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