Our housing services
Families and individuals in Connecticut often need help finding safe, affordable, and decent housing to ensure that they people have the resources and support necessary to establish long-term independence. New Reach offers several programs and services designed to do just that…
Short term rental assistance
coupled with supportive services
Our facilities provide long-term housing with support services.
We provide assistance to help with affordability and support to maintain long-term independence.
Rapid re-housing provides short-term rental assistance and services to help people re-establish themselves in permanent housing quickly and keeping them there.
Connecting people with a new home as soon as possible helps them move on to address other challenges they might be facing, like finding employment or managing substance abuse issues. This program is offered without pre-conditions like employment, income, criminal record, or sobriety. The resources and services provided are tailored to meet the needs of each person or family.
The best part is that research demonstrates that this program works! Episodes of homelessness for people who receive rapid re-housing are shorter, and it’s also less expensive to the community than other programs or services like shelter and transitional housing.
Helping families get back
on their feet
Families are provided with rent assistance for the first 6 months
Case management and support services provided for each family
We help families overcome challenges that disrupt their housing stability
Permanent Supportive Housing and Affordable Housing
In total, New Reach maintains about 100 units of permanent supportive housing and affordable housing throughout Greater New Haven and Fairfield Counties.
Our flagship location, Geller Commons, was completed in 2016. Once a vacant lot, Geller Commons is now a three-story, 33-unit affordable and supportive housing complex that provides homes for people with disabilities and mental illness, as well as youth who have aged out of the foster system.
In August 2021, New Reach opened the doors of Portsea Place in New Haven. The first of its kind in Connecticut, this facility provides housing and support for an unlimited period of time to eight youth (ages 18-24) who are re-establishing their independence after a period of homelessness.