Housing Advocacy

The DVCC believes that self-sufficiency is key to victims of domestic abuse being able to move forward in their lives and that affordable housing is necessary for self-sufficiency.

DVCC’s Housing Advocacy Project provides supportive services to victims of domestic violence by creating a personalized plan to move towards permanent, affordable housing for each victim.  The Housing Advocate works with housing providers, local and state government groups and community allies in an effort to educate the community on the issues surrounding domestic violence and housing.

We provide our clients with:

  • Up to date information regarding housing in Connecticut
  • Assistance navigating the public housing system in Connecticut
  • Help making certain victims are treated according to the provisions provided by the Violence Against Women Act and the Fair Housing Act
  • Current information about the intersection of domestic violence and housing legislation
  • Help with creating a budget and establishing how much rent a family should ideally be paying
  • Referrals to transitional living programs in the state
  • Assistance to victims seeking to break their lease for safety reasons