Security Deposit Programs

In an effort to prevent homelessness, we have two programs at My Sisters’ Place that assist low-income clients with security deposits, which can be a common barrier in housing. Our HFPG and Asylum Hill programs together provide over $130,000 a year to clients in need of security deposits and/or first month’s rent. Both have requirements to qualify for assistance (see below for details). The apartment should be found in advance, and applicants also need to have income to qualify. We recently expanded the program to include paying back rent for clients who are behind on their rent.


For our HFPG program, clients must currently be homeless and residing in a Shelter/Shelter Guest in a Hotel/Halfway House/Transitional Living Program in the Greater Hartford Region, OR be homeless and in a Diversion Program. This program will also pay up to 3 months of back rent for qualifying clients residing in the Hartford region that are behind on their rent payments. Download the application here. The application can be faxed or emailed to us, including all the documentation requested. You need to be referred by a social service agency for a security deposit, however, a referral is not required for back rent applicants. The apartment should be located within the Hartford region, which includes the following towns: Hartford, Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.

Asylum Hill

Asylum Hill requires that clients applying either be homeless or couch surfing. Download the application here. The application can be faxed or emailed to us, including all the documentation requested. You do not need a referral for this program. The apartment you move to must be within the Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford (application includes detailed info on addresses included in the back of the form).

First Congregational Church of Vernon

First Congregational Church of Vernon (FCCV) is our newest security deposit program and requires that applicants must be low income.  Applicants must first apply for a security deposit thru the Department of Housing’s Security Deposit Guarantee Program (SDGP), and the application must be either denied or found ineligible to qualify. Applicants also need to have already found an apartment to rent in the towns of Vernon, Manchester, Tolland, Ellington, or South Windsor. If approved, a letter is sent to the landlord as a security deposit guarantee. Download our flyer here for additional info.

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Phone: (860) 969-1907

Fax: (860) 756-0195


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