UniteCT Program for Renters and Homeowners Impacted by the Pandemic
UniteCT is a new state program that provides rental and utility assistance to approved Connecticut households financially impacted by the pandemic.
The program may give as much as $10,000 in rental assistance and up to $1,500 in electricity arrearage payments to landlords and utility companies, on behalf of qualified tenants. If you are a tenant or landlord you can apply and track your progress online.
Assistance will be available to you through a call center, housing counseling agencies, and other community partners across the state.
UniteCT aims to promote domestic stability for renters affected by the COVID pandemic by:
- Helping renters who faced eviction prior to the pandemic ($5 million)
- Rehousing people previously homeless or incarcerated ($5.8 million)
- Providing short-term rental assistance ($26.7 million)
- Making mortgage relief available to homeowners ($10 million)
- Supporting renters disqualified from federal assistance due to immigration status ($3 million)
- Providing homeowners extra time to file property taxes
- Providing mortgage forbearance by working with local financial institutions
- Extending one of the US’s most robust and longest-running eviction moratoriums
Several different organizations are coordinated under UniteCT to help families recover financially from the coronavirus pandemic, including municipalities, community-based networks, housing counseling agencies, nonprofit partners, and legal service organizations.To learn more about help for renters and homeowners during the pandemic, please visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website.