COVID-19 Rental AssistanceUniteCT is a response to the housing issues associated with the onset of COVID-19. The Department of Treasury has made over $25 billion available to assist households in the US that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to COVID-19. Connecticut has received $235 million dollars, and will allocate these funds to eligible individuals and households. UniteCT - Emergency Rental Assistance for Connecticut
Assistance is dependent on the continued availability of funds in the program
- Total Rental Assistance (Arrears and Prospective) may be provided for a maximum of 12 months. An additional three months may be available to certain households experiencing extenuating circumstances
- Total amount of assistance may not exceed 15 total months
- Total Rental Assistance (Arrears and Prospective) is capped at $10,000; Landlords must forgive 15% of arrearage
- Up to six months may be requested for outstanding rental and/or utility arrears. The six-month window begins retrospectively from the date of application
- Rental arrears must be addressed by the program in some manner prior to receiving funds for prospective rents
- Prospective rental assistance will be issued as a single lump sum payment to eligible landlords covering a three-month period
“We got Full approved $4000 was added to my tenant ledger!
Thank you for all your assistance!”
“I know that only doing your job, but I thank you for the effort you put into it to make this happen for me.
I am very grateful and appreciative.”
“I truly hope all is well. First I’d like to thank you so much for all of your help with this process. I was approved and my landlord has received payment.“
“I wanted to thank you for being so helpful and nice!
Thank you very very very much!“
To be eligible, you must satisfy all of the following requirements:
- Be a permanent or primary resident of the State of Connecticut
- Demonstrate need for assistance at the time of or prior to application as reflected by the eligibility criteria set forth below
- Meet the definition of “eligible household”
- Complete the online application in full and upload all necessary supporting documentation
An “eligible household” is defined as a renter household in which one or more individuals meets all of the following criteria:
- Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19
- Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
- Certifies household income at or below 80% of the HUD Area Median Income (AMI)