MIRA connects individuals who are at-risk of, literally and/or are chronically homeless to appropriate agencies. It would be worthy to note the HUD definition of 'chronic homelessness' is as follows: "either (1) an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, OR (2) an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years." Furthermore, in its definition of a chronically homeless person, HUD defines the term "homeless" as "a person sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation (e.g. living on the streets, in a car, etc.) OR living in a homeless emergency shelter."
If you are homeless or hungry in Fairfield county in immediate need of assistance, dial 211 or visit www.211.org
- Park City Communities 4 and 5 Bedroom waitlists are currently open. The wait time is less than 4 months. This is for family sites unless your income qualifies for Scattered Sites. You must call 203-337-8804 to obtain an application as the office is currently closed for walk-ins.
- Bridgeport Homeless Shelter Directory - lists all homeless shelters and services for those in need for Bridgeport and surrounding cities
- City of Bridgeport, Housing Relocation Assistance - provides emergency rental and/or utility assistance to families facing housing-related hardship and emergency relocation services for city people whose residences have been deemed unfit or unhealthy for human habitation
- Department of Housing, CT - lists long term services and housing support for individuals with mental differences and elders
- Family Reentry - lists transitional homes which include services such as employment coaching and mental health support
- Housing Assistance Funds Program: DMHAS (Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services) - lists contact information for individuals experiencing substance abuse or mental health problems in need of immediate housing
- Homes for the Brave - provides housing for homeless veterans
- Operation Hope - information on food and housing services in Bridgeport
- Permanent Supportive Housing: DMHAS - provides information on permanent supportive housing for those with mental illness or a substance abuse disorder. Contact Alice Minervino at 860-418-6942 or email@example.com.
- Recovery Network of Programs - provides both emergency housing and long term supportive, affordable housing
- Time for A Change Ministry - offers room for rent and religious counseling
Mayor's Initiative for Reentry Affairs
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
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