New Opportunities, Inc. (NOI): Energy assistance program; weatherization services; home repair for elderly; eviction/foreclosure prevention services; affordable housing; community development (www.newoppinc.org, 203.575.9799)
NEED A HAND TO FIX YOUR HOME?
Whether you rent or own, and for whatever your need, there are resources available for reduced cost or FREE services.
Take advantage today, and thank yourself tomorrow!
The programs and resources listed below help homeowners and renters with home repairs, improvements, and energy assistance.
Homefront: Community based home repair program that provides FREE repairs to low-income homeowners. (http://www.homefrontprogram.org, 1-800-887-4673)
Connecticut Housing Investment Fund (CHIF): Home improvement and energy conservation loans (www.chif.org, 1-800-992-3665)
Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA): Finance the purchase or the refinance of a home in need of repair. ( www.chfa.org, 860-721-9501)
2-1-1 Hotline/ 211ct.org: Home improvement program and funding information, loan referrals
Connecticut Affiliates of Habitat for Humanity: Through volunteer labor, builds houses for families in need. (www.waterburyhabitat.org, 203-596-0014)
Habitat for Humanity ReStores: Discounted used and surplus building materials. (www.habitat.org)
Rebuilding Together, Inc: Assists low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners with home repairs. (www.rebuildingtogether.org, 1-800-473-4229)
Veterans Affairs Regional Loan Center: Loans and grants to qualifying veterans to adapt an existing dwelling to meet specific needs. (http://www.vba.va.gov, 1-800-827-1000)
Waterbury Healthy Homes Initiative: Helps property owners remove lead hazards from their homes or rental units. (203-574-6786)
CL&P: Energy assistance programs, shut-off protection, cost-reduction, rebates, and financial assistance through their CT Energy Efficiency Fund.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury (NHSW): Foreclosure intervention, affordable housing, community development, homeowner and financial education. (http://www.nhswaterbury.org, 203-753-1896)