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Congregate Housing

This living arrangement offers individuals aged 62 and over private living within a communal setting. It offers a private apartment with kitchen and bath and common areas for dining, along with moderate supportive services. There may also be common areas for socializing.

Services and Fees

  • one meal per day
  • housekeeping
  • 24-hour security

Depending upon the facility, additional meals, transportation and recreational activities may also be provided as well as help accessing community-based services for personal care. Residents pay rent and a congregate services fee. However, they may receive subsidies for either or both of these charges. Some congregate communities are publicly sponsored and are associated with Connecticut’s Congregate Housing for the Elderly program.

Assisted Living in Congregate Housing

Some Congregate Housing have an Assisted Living Service Agency (ALSA) on site and can provide these services to individuals 65 years of age and older who meet the qualifications for the CT Home Care Program for Elders. 

Learn More.  Please visit the the Affordable Assisted Living page.

Quality of Standards

Congregate communities are not licensed. The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) regulates eligibility requirements and finances for state-funded congregates.

Learn more. Please visit the 2-1-1 website to find congregate housing in your area.

Date Modified: 07/24/2018

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