UniteCT is not currently accepting new customersUniteCT is a State of Connecticut Department of Housing Rental and Utility Assistance Program. The DOH controls all aspects of the program including timetables and payment. Subcontractors help people submit applications, answer some technical questions, and provide status updates.
COVID-19 Rental Assistance
Assistance is dependent on the continued availability of funds in the program
Applicants must have a valid COVID-related hardship to apply for rental and/or utility assistance.
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 now capped at $15,000
- 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
- Tenants may apply for utility assistance for electricity alone. Arrearages for average usage from April 2020 onward will be covered and paid in a bulk payment by the electric company. Landlord participation is not necessary for utility assistance.
- Tenants facing eviction or moving voluntarily may apply for $3K security deposit and forward-facing rent.
“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)