Homeowners and Renters
The state and federal government have taken a number of steps to help protect homeowners and renters impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak:
Connecticut Judicial Branch - Consistent with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's recently enacted 60-day moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, the Court is hereby extending its previous Orders cancelling some foreclosure sales with the following Orders:
- ALL foreclosure sales previously scheduled to have occurred in April or May are hereby rescheduled to Saturday, June 6, 2020, with no appointed Committee to begin working on the sale (i.e.place foreclosure signs on properties, etc.) prior to May 1, 2020.
- The judgment in ANY foreclosure action in which the Court set a “law day” to run on any date in April or May is hereby amended with the first law day now set for June 2, 2020.
- There shall be an immediate stay of all issued executions on evictions and ejectments through May 1, 2020.
For updates, go to the Judicial Branch COVID-19 webpage.
Coronavirus and Homelessness Resource Guide - The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) is coordinating closely with the Connecticut Department of Housing and other state agencies as part of the state’s emergency management system to assist homeless services providers in the response to COVID-19. CCEH has developed a resource guide to provide useful information to providers of homeless shelters, transitional housing, drop-in centers, and other homeless services to assist with preparation and prevention of spread of COVID-19 in Connecticut.
Department of Banking - The Connecticut Department of Banking has issued guidance to Connecticut Residential Mortgage Servicers related to the impact of COVID-19 on the mortgage industry.
Fair Housing Protections & the COVID -19 Fact Sheet & Updates - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connecticut Fair Housing Center is working to better understand and address any fair housing impacts of this public health emergency. Resources are available on the Center's website for renters, home owners, housing providers, social service providers, and other community organizations, as we all work to address the pandemic. If you have any questions or concerns about fair housing protection, or believe you have experienced discrimination in housing, please call the Center at (860) 247-4400 or (888) 247-4401 (toll free), or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fannie Mae Assistance Options - Mortgage relief options are available for homeowners with loans with Fannie Mae. Information on help for Fannie Mae homeowners who have been affected by COVID-19 is available on the Fannie Mae COVID-19 website.