Open Communities Alliance’s September 2017 Out of Balance report shines a light on the opportunity gap in Connecticut and the role subsidized housing policy plays in generating and reinforcing it. Building on the work of historians and others who have documented the long history of government-sponsored segregation, this report maps “opportunity” by census tract and overlays the locations of government subsidized housing across a number of programs. The report concludes that the state needs continued investments in under-resourced, “lower” opportunity, areas while adjusting housing program priorities and addressing exclusionary zoning in order to bring geographic balance to subsidized housing locations.
Darien senior citizens and/or disabled people who are renters may be eligible for a rent rebate from the State of Connecticut for the year 2016. The program, which is now in progress, will continue through Sept. 31, 2017 at the Darien Human Services Dept.
Eligibility requirements: One-year residency in Connecticut, age 65 as of December 31, 2016 or receives Social Security Disability. Income guidelines are: Married couple must not exceed $42,900 and unmarried not exceed $35,200
All income, including Social Security (Social Security Form SSA-1099), must be reported and documented. This includes, but not limited to: Pensions, interest on bank accounts, dividends and wages. If a 2016 Federal Income Tax Return was filed, a copy is required.
Proof of rent and utility payments is required for every month you were renting. Receipts or canceled checks are acceptable. For more information and to make an appointment call Human Services at 203-656-7328
Participating Aspen Dental practices will provide free dental care to local veterans in Hamden, Meriden, Waterbury, Manchester, Farmington, Torrington, Bristol, and Waterford. Please call 844-ASPEN-HMM to schedule an appointment at a participating office. Appointments are required and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Event flyer here. Article here.
38th Annual FHACT Fair Housing Conference : Shining a Light on Fair Housing Rights in 2017 April 26
When: Wednesday, April 26 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 pm
Where: Sheraton Hartford South, 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill
Free: Connecticut Mission Of Mercy Dental Clinics
Connecticut Mission Of Mercy Dental Clinics are scheduled in New Haven this year. The two-day clinic will provide free dental work to the under-served and the uninsured. Some of the people being treated haven’t been to a dentist in years. This gives them a chance to go and get some much-needed work done that they otherwise couldn’t afford for a number of reasons. More here.
When: Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 starting at 6 am.
Where: Floyd Little Athletic Center, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven
For more information, visit http://wtnh.com/2017/03/29/free-dental-services-to-be-announced-in-new-haven
A 38-year-old woman with a spinal cord injury that uses a power wheelchair is able to get health insurance, the opportunity for employment and mobility with a new and improved chair and accessible apartment that lets her get out into the community.
A widower living with a mental health disability, who had fallen behind financially after losing his wife is able to get help through the CT Housing Finance Authority and stay in his home.
With the support of an advocate for the Money Follows the Person program, a young man living in a nursing facility is able to find a wheelchair accessible apartment that allows him to live in his own home in the community.
These are just three of the thousands of individuals across Connecticut who turn to the state’s Independent Living Centers each year for services that provide living skills and support their access to housing, employment, health insurance and medical care.
The winter meeting of the Membership of CDR will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Center for Disability Rights, 369 Highland St., West Haven, CT 06516.
There will be a light supper from 6-6:30. Updates and news until 7.
A presentation “Living with Wellness,” by Christopher Chase, D.C, SoVita Chiropractic will follow.
Please call Carmen 203-934-7077 Ext. 14, or email email@example.com to confirm attendance. It is important that we know who is coming so that we can plan on food.