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For Landlord/Tenant/Mortgage Legal Problems-assistance may be available from the following:


New Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure:

Connecticut is one of five states that has just received approval to administer a new zero-interest loan program for homeowners facing foreclosure. The Emergency Homeowners Loan Program (EHLP) provides loans up to $50,000 or a maximum of two years for eligible Connecticut homeowners who are at least 90 days delinquent on their mortgage payments. EHLP is designed to assist unemployed or underemployed families pay their mortgages if they meet certain qualifications while they look for jobs. The program is administered by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority and runs April 1 through September 30, 2011. Dial 2-1-1 for more information.

Housing Education Resource Center:

This agency provides counseling assistance for people who may be facing foreclosure. They can be reached at 860.296.4242.

Connecticut Fair Housing Center

Located at 221 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106. Phone 860.247.4400 or toll-free 866.247.4401. Email: Contact them for information on fair housing, housing discrimination, and tenant rights.

Community Renewal Team

The Community Renewal Team has programs for eviction prevention and landlord/tenant conflict resolution. Their program provides three services: 1. Mediating landlord-tenant conflict resolution, 2. Granting funds for back rent and mortgages and 3. Facilitating mortgage-holder agreements and payment rescheduling for delinquent mortgages. Call 860.560.5800.

Section 8 Housing Assistance:

The housing choice voucher program is the government's major program for assisting very-low-income families to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Participants are able to find their own housing, including apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes. People with vouchers are free to choose any private rental housing that meets the requirements of the program. Call Senior/Social Services 860.693.5811.

Canton Housing Authority:

The CHA is a public agency that helps people who meet income and other eligibility guidelines secure affordable, safe and quality housing in the Town of Canton. Information and applications for available housing units can be found by calling 860-693-6464 or by contacting the Housing Authority office at (21 Dowd Avenue) 

Boulder Ridge by calling 860.674.5622 or e-mail:

Maple Glen by call 860.693.2535 or e-mail:   

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Contact Us

Senior & Social Services Department
40 Dyer Avenue
Canton, CT 06019

Phone:       (860) 693-5811 (860) 693-5811
Fax:          (860) 693-5835 (860) 693-5835

Tonoa Jackson
Senior & Social Services Director 

Jess Tessman
Senior Center Coordinator

Laura Geyer
Cafe Coordinator

Municipal Agent for the Elderly
The agent, Tonoa Jackson, currently represents the State of Connecticut Department of Aging and is the person to contact for any senior-related question, problem or concern.

Office Hours
Monday              8am-3:00pm
Tuesday              8am-3:00pm
Wednesday         8am-3:00pm
Thursday            8am-3:00pm
Friday                 8am-3:00pm

The Senior & Social Services Office is located in the lower level of the Canton Community Center
40 Dyer Avenue
Collinsville, CT 06019