Rental Assistance in CT Launches for Connecticut Tenants.

Property owners want their rent paid by rental assistance in CT or immediate possession of their property.

Do you remember when notices could be served on the 11th?

A thing of the past.

Landlords are frustrated with the CT eviction moratorium. Rent is hard to collect and residents are still having a hard time making ends meet financially. Various rental assistance in CT is helping, but some are just playing the system.

The new UniteCT Emergency Rental Assistance intends to stabilize Connecticut’s Rental Housing Market by providing landlords and residents up to $10,000 in rental and utility assistance.

– Funds received will go toward the rent arrears and the remainder will be spread out over 12 months once they calculate program contribution and tenant contribution.

– Tenants have to reapply every 3 months to keep funding active.

– Landlords cannot evict or sue for back rent owed once they receive the funds.

Who’s eligible to apply for rental assistance in CT?

– Households with income ranges up to 80% of Area Median Income

– Landlords on behalf of eligible households.

PRIORITY FACTORS

Eligible applicants will be prioritized for assistance if the household meets either of the following criteria:

  • Eligible household has an income less than 50% of area median income
  • Applicant has been unemployed on or after March 13th, 2020

Apply here: https://portal.ct.gov/DOH/DOH/Programs/UniteCT

More information about the Unite Program.

The Department of the Treasury has made over $25 billion available to assist households in the United States that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Acting through the Department of Housing (DOH), the State of Connecticut has implemented the UniteCT Program to respond to the housing issues associated with the onset of COVID-19.

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CT Rental Assistance – Unite CT Program Overview

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