Small Cities Program Information

Funding for the Connecticut CDBG program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the guidelines of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The primary focus of the CDBG program is to benefit low and moderate income persons. Since the state took over the administration of the CDBG program in 1982, over $298 million has been invested in Connecticut communities. For more information about the CDBG, please visit the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) website.

LAMPP Lead Abatement Project

The Connecticut LAMPP (Lead Action for Medicaid Primary Prevention) is a HUD financed early intervention and prevention program that provides funding and education to private property owners to make homes and apartments lead safe. The goal of the project is to protect children before they get lead poisoned, intervene at lower blood lead levels, and prevent exposure to children who will move into the same housing in the future. 

LAMPP Project Eligibility Requirements:

  • Privately owned housing built prior to 1978
  • Occupant income less than 80% of area median income
  • Owner occupied property with child under six in residence or spending significant time in property (e.g., six hours a week, ten weeks a year)
  • Rental properties rent equal to or less than fair market rent established by HUD Section 8 guidelines, with or without children in residence

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Regional Rides Program & Dial–A–Ride

East Haven has made steps to improve its transportation options for Seniors and the Disabled. In conjunction with the Greater New Haven Transit District (GNHTD) and South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG), East Haven and other area towns have collaborated with the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation on a grant to establish the Regional Rides Program and Dial–A–Ride, designed to aid Seniors and Disabled persons in need of transportation. For further program information, please click here or call the GNHTD at (203) 288–6643.

Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Thanks to the Greater New Haven United Way Emergency Food and Shelter Program, East Haven families are eligible to receive assistance in the form of Emergency Food Vouchers, Utilities Assistance, and Emergency Shelter. To apply for assistance, please contact the East Haven Department of Social Services.

Urban Renewal Agency

Urban Renewal Commission meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Mario Giaimo Conference Room, Lower Level, Town Hall.


For more information on rules, laws and regulations regarding fair housing you may visit: Connecticut Fair Housing Center or Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

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