Emergency Housing Vouchers and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Administrative Plan

Charter Oak Communities will be accepting direct referrals from Opening Doors Fairfield County (ODFC) Continuum of Care (CoC) for the Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) Program effective August 4, 2021.  As part of this process, COC will is also amend their HCV Administrative Plan and will be soliciting public comments from July 25, 2021, through August 3, 2021.

Please read this page carefully for important information regarding EHV eligibility and how to submit comments for amendments to the HCV Administrative Plan.

Emergency Housing Vouchers

Charter Oak Communities will be accepting direct referrals from Opening Doors Fairfield County (ODFC) Continuum of Care (CoC) for the Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) Program effective August 4, 2021.

To be eligible for an EHV, applicants must meet one of four eligibility categories:

  1. Homeless
  2. Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  3. Recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.

EHVs are limited to the eligibility requirements listed above.  Households currently experiencing homelessness, housing instability, or the eligibility requirement listed above should contact 2-1-1.

Charter Oak Communities will not be accepting EHV applications to place individuals or families on a referral list. The EHV program is separate from the Housing Choice Voucher program.

Public Comment Period Begins for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Administrative Plan Amendments

Charter Oak Communities (COC) is soliciting public comments for amendments to the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan (HCV Admin Plan).

The comment period is open for 10 days from July 25, 2021, through August 3, 2021.  

The public is invited to submit written comments via email at: HCVAdminPlan@CharterOakCommunities.org or by mail/drop box:

Charter Oak Communities
Attention: HCV Plan Amendments
22 Clinton Avenue
Stamford, CT 06901

Comments may also be submitted verbally by calling (203) 977-1400 ext. 3318
Comments must be received on or before the close of business on August 3, 2021.

Below are the proposed updates to the HCV Administrative Plan:

List of Significant Amendments/Changes July 2021
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