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According to the Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC), no occupational or trade licenses are required for establishing a halfway house. The agency, in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) determines needs for proposals.  It is suggested to become an approved vendor for bidding on proposals by registering with DAS.

Contact DOC at 860-692-7780 or - Contract Administration, or DAS at 860-713-5115 or visit

For information concerning housing assistance and/or grants for programs for homeless shelters, contact the Connecticut Department of Social Services at 800-842-1508 or visit the agency website.

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