Scattered Site Housing Program

The HOPWA Scattered Site Housing Program (SSHP) currently provides subsidized housing and strengths-based case management for up to 11 households. The apartments are located in the city of Bridgeport and efforts are made to ensure units match the needs of the residents pertaining to location, size, and accessibility. The SSHP is designed for families and individuals that need financial assistance and supportive services to address their housing, mental health and/or substance abuse, and physical health needs. Successful applicants to the program have at least one household member diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, are able to confirm that their emotional health is fragile, and are chronically homeless, currently homeless, or presently living in substandard conditions.

  • Permanent Housing of the Diocese (PHD) Supportive Housing Program provides subsidized housing and strengths-based case management for up to 17 families whose head of household has a mental health or co-occurring disorder. PHD assists families by providing subsidized housing, while focusing on economic stability and independent living through employment and education opportunities.
  • Conger Program is a scattered-site, permanent, supportive housing program for formerly homeless single adults living with HIV/AIDS, a specific fragile medical condition, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorder. Each applicant accepted for residency into the program is homeless, chronically homeless, or living in substandard conditions.
  • C. R. (Connecticut Collaborative on Re-Entry) Program provides intensive strengths-based case management and permanent housing targeted to 35 individuals with a history of chronic homelessness due to substance/mental health disorders, and repetitive incarceration.
  • Merton Homes is located in the Hollow neighborhood of Bridgeport Connecticut at 152-172 Catherine Street and 65 Madison Avenue. This permanent supportive housing program provides residency to 22 formerly homeless families. Among these, 15 families have a head of household with a confirmed disability, and 5 families has a head of household ranging from 18 yrs. – 24 yrs. who are aging out of DCF services. The project-based development has an integrated resident community with 2 Bridgeport Housing Authority families selected from the public housing waiting list that are encouraged to engage in on-site intensive supportive services.
  • Bethlehem House  is the Stratford Coalition for the Homeless, Inc., merged with Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc. on October 1, 2007 . The program currently operates as a project-based rapid re-housing program serving up to 6 formerly homeless families in the town of Stratford, CT.