Far too many Connecticut homeowners lay awake at night worrying about out how to save their homes. Faulty foundations through central and eastern Connecticut continue to be a nightmare for families. Thousands of homeowners are trapped in dangerous homes through no fault of their own, and insurers have so far refused to do their part.
While I am still fighting to pass federal funds to address this crisis, my office has provided resources to help Connecticut residents find the information they need to get identify the problem and get assistance. I know the resources that exist today are of small comfort, and there’s a whole lot more to do. I will continue to fight every day for federal assistance to solve this crisis.
Identifying and Reporting the Problem
If your home may be affected by crumbling foundations, you can file a complaint with the Department of Consumer Protection here.
To contact directly the Department of Consumer Protection at 1-800-842-2649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Core Testing Reimbursement Program
If you suspect you have a crumbling foundation and would like to conduct a core test, you may be eligible for testing reimbursement. Learn more about program eligibility at www.foundationtesting.org.
Connecticut’s Captive Insurance Company
The State of Connecticut stepped up to the plate and passed bipartisan legislation establishing a captive insurance company to help homeowners finance foundation repairs. This 501(c)(3) created the guidelines and criteria to begin disbursing the $100 million in funds the state has pledged to help with this crisis over the next five years. You can learn more about the captive insurance fund and how to apply for assistance here.
Dealing with and Avoiding Scams
The Department of Consumer Protection has also issued a warning to homeowners to be wary of scams to repair or replace faulty concrete. Before signing contracts or paying for any service read about ways to avoid scams.
Have Additional Questions?
If you are still having trouble finding the appropriate service or you aren’t sure where to turn to, you can always feel free to call my office in Hartford at 860-549-8463. We have trained caseworkers on staff who will be able to assist you.
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