Supportive Housing Middlesex is comprised of two branches: PILOTS and Next Steps. PILOTS provides permanent scattered site supportive housing to individuals and families with disabilities in Middlesex County. Next Steps provides permanent scattered site supportive housing to individuals who have substance abuse or mental health issues in Middlesex County.
Our mission is to provide subsidized housing to individuals who are chronically homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as a result of chemical dependency and/or psychiatric disability.
The Next Steps branch is a collaboration of The Connection, Inc., the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Social Services collective efforts to provide effective housing and social services for individuals. The programs capacity is 10 individuals with severe and prolonged mental health and/or chronic chemical dependency who are chronically homeless or at risk of homelessness and who have incomes at or below 50% of area median income. Dept of Social Services has allocated 10 Rental Assistance Program (RAP) certificates in order to provide rental subsidies to assist these individuals in maintaining stable housing in Southern Middlesex County (Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Westbrook, Clinton and Old Saybrook). Case Management services are available as long as needed by the client.
The PILOTS branch is a categorical program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) that provides a rental subsidy for individuals or families in which at least one adult member is homeless, disabled and has a household income at or below 50 percent of the poverty level. Clients are referred to PILOTS through the Shelter Plus Care program that has eligibility requirements for individuals with mental health and/or significant substance abuse problem that is of a chronic and long term nature, and/or are living with HIV/AIDS.
Services provided include:
All referrals come from community providers. Individuals must be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, or possess a disability in order to be eligible and meet income guidelines.
For more information regarding the PILOTS and Next Steps programs, please contact Andrea Hunter, Program Manager, at 860-344-0682, ext. 103, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.