Housing Mobility

Housing Mobility Program

Are you ready for a change?
Would you like to move to a different neighborhood?
Are you looking for better schools and opportunities?
Do you have a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) or RAP Voucher?
Are you near the end of your current lease?

Then the Housing Mobility Program can help!

What We Do

The Housing Mobility Program helps individuals and families living in disadvantaged areas in cities relocate to better-resourced neighborhoods in the suburbs of those cities. Housing Mobility has shown positive results in other locations around the country in achieving greater opportunity for families and individuals. Adults and children who relocate to a high opportunity neighborhood experience lower crime rates, improved health conditions and less psychological distress. These neighborhoods also offer better access to community resources such as jobs, high-quality schools, supermarkets and open space.

High opportunity towns that we relocate individuals and families to include: West Hartford, Avon, Simsbury, Farmington, Canton, Burlington, Southington, Cheshire, Granby, Windsor, Ellington, South Windsor, Bolton, Glastonbury, Newington, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Tolland, Durham, Portland, Wolcott, and Coventry.

Who We Are

We are a NEW Housing Mobility program in Hartford, CT. Our counselors have a wealth of experience in housing, human services, case management, property management, and real estate. We are a division of My Sisters’ Place Inc. which has been helping homeless and low-income families for 40 years by providing services in the Hartford area.


Requirements to Receive Housing Mobility Assistance:

  • Currently receiving Sect 8/HCV or RAP housing certificate
  • Must be near the end of your current lease (1-3 months left on lease)
  • Receiving income, either through employment or entitlements
  • Willing to move to a high opportunity town listed above

Our Services (Mobility Counseling)

  • Counseling on financial management, tenant rights, and home maintenance
  • Assistance with credit repair
  • Help identifying potential apartments
  • Information about neighborhood amenities
  • Aid in negotiating with landlords
  • Post-move support

How to Get Started

Please complete our application, and email or fax it to us. You can also call us to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors.

Landlords

If you are a landlord in the Hartford area and would like to work with us, please contact us (please see our list of towns covered above). We provide pre-screened potential tenants that have received tenant education with one of our counselors. If you would like to learn more about us, please download our brochure. If you are interested in becoming one of our housing partners and would like to list any vacant properties with us, please submit our property listing form to our contact info below.

Apartments in Simsbury

Testimonials

“I am extremely grateful for the housing mobility program and my worker Kimberly. I was in a situation where I could not go to sleep because there was so much violence and crime in my neighborhood. I suffer from depression and anxiety that continued to drag me down. My worker Kimberly was my angel. She called me and counseled me better than my own doctor, instilling hope. Every day she pushed me to look for apartments. My credit was not that good, but Kimberly called and disputed some transactions off of my report increasing my credit score. I was denied from three apartments but Kimberly said “you must have faith.” The funny thing is I was approved for the apartment of my dreams in beautiful Rocky Hill. I got a call from my old section 8 worker from West Hartford Housing Authority telling me that the figures did not work and I needed to find a cheaper unit to move into. My angel Kimberly said that something was wrong per another client approved to move to the same apartment complex. I don’t know what Kimberly did, however my prayers were answered. Today I can go outside and enjoy the beautiful yard and pool at my new palace. Thank God and the program as it has provided me with peace of mind. I can now rest all night long. Thank you Kimberly and the Housing Mobility Program.” – Luz

“To whom it may concern, my name is Juanita. I attended this program that is called higher opportunity program to help low-income people. I am very pleased with the program they help me find a very nice place, thus far I am very pleased. It makes you say if you want something nice you have to do something, if you want to move out of the situation that you’re in you need to do something, and if you looking for a program to help you this is the one. I am so glad that the counselor I had mister Don was very good. But you have to do the work in order to make it work. Because I like the program so much I was able to tell some of my church members which they are pleased. And I just want to say to the program to the staff to everybody thank you from the bottom of my heart.” –Juanita

Contact Us

Phone: (860) 808-2041

Fax: (860) 756-0195

Email: housingmobility@sistersplacect.org