Housing Resources

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Are you experiencing homelessness? Review the resources below for assistance.



Overflow Warming Centers (to stay cool)
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Beth-El Showers and Restrooms
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Power in a Shower - Pop Up Shower Schedule
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Greater New Haven Housing Resources Info
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Stay cool: Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness

  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible. If you must be outdoors, try to limit your outdoor activity to the morning and evening. Try to rest often in shady areas so that your body has a chance to cool off.
  • Find an air-conditioned shelter. (Call 2-1-1 for a list of cooling centers). Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
  • Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths.
  • Check on those most at-risk several times a day.
  • Pets that cannot be brought indoors should be provided ready access to water and shade to keep them cool.

Hydrated: Because your body loses fluids through sweat, you can become dehydrated during times of extreme heat

  • Drink more water than usual.
  • Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids.
  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
  • Remind others to drink enough water.

Households experiencing a housing crisis should call 2-1-1. During the hours of 8AM - 4PM daily, a trained housing call specialist is available to assist you.

If it is outside of these hours and you are an individual currently homeless or will be homeless tonight, please refer to the Navigation HUBs and as available Warming Center locations listed below for immediate assistance. If you are a family currently homeless or will be homeless tonight, please contact Christian Community Action at 203-752-6796 for immediate assistance. A call to 2-1-1 should then be made during the operating hours the next day.

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These hubs connect people in crisis with meals, showers, laundry, health and wellness care, housing navigation, transportation, employment, educational opportunities, and spiritual support and are located in key areas of the city.

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Find the summer schedule and locations for Power in a Shower stations. Services for the unhoused population include showers, medical care, harm reduction services and more.

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Find information on area warming centers this cold weather season here. 

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Find overflow and day programs near you

rental assistance

Students experiencing homelessness while in college have the right to many of the necessities they need to focus on their studies. Discover programs that provide food, shelter, financial aid, and guidance for students in need.

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Connecticut Block Grant Recovery Program - Assistance with Security Deposit and Utilities

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Click here to find the housing authorities in the state that currently have open waitlists to apply to.

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