General Housing

Homeless System 211

Phone: 211 or 800-203-1234


Language(s) Spoken: English/Spanish

Hours: 24 Hours

Restrictions:  Imminent risk of homelessness or putting others housing at risk.

Providers:  If your client has been chronically homeless within the past three years please contact local providers for potential housing prioritization.

Can You Apply Before You Leave Prison?  Yes, through coordinated discharge.

Other Services Available: Diversion assistance and referrals to other local services

211 connects individuals and providers to a local Client Navigator. The Client Navigator has access to a database that coordinates available beds with client prioritization throughout the shelter system in Lower Fairfield County. While there are multiple points of entry into the 211 network, everyone must go through a CAN (Coordinated Access Network) assessment.  In Stamford, the homeless shelters are Inspirica for women and Pacific House for men.

Emergency Housing:  Pacific House

Address: 597 Pacific Street, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: 203-348-2792

Website: www.pacifichouse.org
Emergency Shelter Site: https://www.pacifichouse.org/im-homeless-i-need-help

Cost(s): Guest must pay $5 per night or do a chore in place of the fee

Language(s) Spoken:English, Spanish

Hours: Doors are open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Population Served: Men 18 or older

Restrictions: Must be willing to abide by a basic set of rules of conduct and agree to participate in a brief intake session with a case worker.  11 pm curfew. All those wishing to stay are strongly encouraged – though not required – to undergo a medical screening as well.

Accessibility:  Wheelchair accessible

Capacity: Typically houses 60-82 men.  Can accommodate up to 110 men during extreme-weather months.

Other Services Available:  Case management, Job Readiness, Recovery Program, Healthcare, Outreach, Young Adult.  Three meals a day served.

Pacific House is the only regional shelter for men and young adult men in lower Fairfield County serving the four-town area of Stamford, Darien, Greenwich and New Canaan. The shelter provides overnight emergency beds for men, and operates a drop-in day program that provides case management services for men and women.

Subsidized Housing:  Charter Oak Communities

22 Clinton Avenue

Stamford, CT 06901

Property Addresses:  25 Developments throughout Stamford.

Phone: 203.977.1400  TTD/TTY Toll Free 1.800.842.9710

Website:   https://charteroakcommunities.org/

Cost(s):  Vary by property and qualification.

For Section 8 voucher application: https://charteroakcommunities.org/housing/section-8/faq

Language(s) Spoken: English/Spanish

Hours:  M – F 9am – 5pm

Population Served:  Families and individuals applying for any programs must meet the income eligibility requirements.  All adult members of the household must either be a U.S. citizen or have an eligible non-citizen status (i.e., resident card, work authorization permit or visa).

Restrictions: Mandatory background check for all adults.  Households that have a record of criminal activity or drug-related activity that would adversely affect the health and safety of others are denied housing.  If an application is denied, the applicant may appeal the decision. Once the appeal is requested in writing, the applicant will be invited to meet with the Hearing Officer to review their case. The applicant must come prepared with all proper documentation supporting their appeal.

Can You Apply Before You Leave Prison? No

Charter Oak Communities (COC), formerly the Stamford Housing Authority, provides attractive, affordable homes for thousands of Stamford residents serving a wide range of needs. COC is a leading champion for innovative, creative partnerships that are redefining public-assisted housing communities in Connecticut and across America.

Recovery & Sober Housing

Liberation House

Phone: 203-356-1980 (Information) 203-391-7940 (Intake)

Website: https://www.liberationprograms.org/contact/

Email: info@liberationprograms.org

Address:  115-125 Main Street, Stamford

Population Served: Adults (18+) who have a verifiable substance abuse

Cost(s): Public/Private Insurance, Sliding scale for self pay

Language(s) Spoken:  English/Spanish

Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Population Served: Men 18+

Restrictions: Individuals with verifiable substance abuse

Can You Apply Before You Leave Prison? Yes

Capacity: 65 individuals (inpatient); TBD (outpatient)

Additional Services: A Recovery Employment Program gives important work experience as well as funds that can be used to secure housing once the program is completed.

Liberation House provides inpatient substance abuse and behavioral health treatment for men.  Duration of treatment can be up to 90 days. During this time men focus on skills that will help them maintain their recovery as well as work on critical needs such as transitioning to employment and housing.  Liberation’s Outpatient Programs provide treatment services that include individual and group counseling, family therapy, intensive outpatient treatment, medication assisted treatment, relapse prevention to support reentry goals and CCSD mandates.

New Neighborhoods

Office Address:  76 Progress Drive, Suite 140 Stamford, CT 06902

Property Address:  8 Properties in Stamford.

Phone: (203) 359 2215

Website:   https://nnistamford.org/

Cost(s): Varies

Language(s) Spoken:  English/Spanish

Other Services Available:  New Neighborhoods provides educational, financial, health services and additional training to its residents to improve their lives and strengthen their neighborhoods.

New Neighborhoods, Inc. has and continues to develop, preserve and manage low, moderate and middle income ownership and rental housing, to keep Stamford a viable place to live, work and do business. New Neighborhoods develops, owns and manages more than 425 units consisting of high-rise buildings, townhouses and single family rentals in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Most of the properties have waiting lists.

Housing Assistance and Services

While the following organizations do not necessarily provide housing or shelter services, they are able to help individuals with issues that they have concerning housing, including finding appropriate housing, fighting housing discrimination, home ownership and paying back rent owed.

Below Market Rate Dwelling Units

The Below Market Rate (BMR) program is an initiative of the City of Stamford to achieve a diverse and balanced community with housing available for households of all income levels. Economic diversity fosters social and environmental conditions that protect and enhance the social fabric of the City and are beneficial to the health, safety and welfare of its residents and to the environmental quality and economy of the region.

Tenants seeking a BMR unit should contact the development leasing office of the property they are interested in for information and/or to determine the status of a waiting list. The list of properties can be found at:


Rental Assistance Help in Stamford, Connecticut

Qualified rental assistance programs include non-profit organizations that provide emergency cash for tenants as well as government agencies providing long-term rental subsidies.

Many programs also provide other services such as utility payment assistance, water payment assistance, electric payment assistance, holiday assistance, medical bill pay assistance, food assistance, etc. We provide these details on our details page.


Other Housing Resources

Below are links to other agencies, including a few senior housing options.  The information is updated regularly.