Many of Connecticut’s tenants and homeowners face skyrocketing and excessive housing costs, unsafe and dangerous housing conditions, and a high risk of foreclosure and eviction. The Housing Clinic looks to help through direct client representation at trial and appellate levels. In addition to providing direct services to low and moderate-income tenants and homeowners, the Housing Clinic works, on behalf of organized clients, on housing policy matters and systemic advocacy in Connecticut and beyond.
The clinic handles a number of different kinds of litigation on behalf of tenants and homeowners. The clinic defends homeowners against foreclosure and tenants against eviction, sues banks and landlords that have violated consumer protection laws and breached contractual obligations, sues landlords for uninhabitable conditions, and sues governments and private actors for fair housing violations, including engaging in exclusionary zoning.