Community Housing Assistance Program (CHAP)

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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR: The Community Housing Assistance Programs (CHAP) programs are funded by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: CHAP programs provide either site-based or scattered site apartments for youth age 18-21+ who are in the care of DCF at their 18th birthday and who are transitioning into independent living in the community. Youth in the CHAP program must have graduated from high school or have a GED, and be attending a post-secondary education program. Case management services are provided to the youth on a regular basis, and other supports are provided as needed. CHAP case management services are offered by community based agencies in each region.

HOW TO APPLY: A referral from DCF is required; youth in foster care can contact their DCF caseworker.

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:

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SOURCE: 2-1-1 Database; DCF Policy Manual
PREPARED BY: 211/tb
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: September
2016