Security Deposit Programs – Overview
In an effort to prevent homelessness, we have three programs at My Sisters’ Place that assist low-income people with security deposits, which can be a common barrier in obtaining housing. Our programs provide funds to those in need of security deposits and/or first month’s rent. There are requirements to qualify for assistance, which are detailed below. The apartment should be found in advance, and applicants also need to have income to qualify.
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. 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. 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. Download the application here.
The Asylum Hill program requires that clients applying either be homeless or couch surfing. 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). Download the application here.
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 a town located in Hartford or Tolland County. The following towns are included: Hartford, Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, Columbia, Coventry, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hebron, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Union, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Willington, Windsor, and Windsor Locks. If approved, a letter is sent to the landlord as a security deposit guarantee. Download the application here. Please see our flyer here for additional info. Download our landlord flyer here, and you can also download our FAQ’s here.