CALL 211 INFO LINE and press #3 and #1 if you are homeless or in a housing emergency. The state and federal government have taken a number of steps to help protect homeowners and renters impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Acting through the Department of Housing (DOH) and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), the State of Connecticut has created the Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program to respond to the housing issues associated with the advent of COVID-19. For more information, follow this link: TRHAP Program

Elderly Rental Assistance Program

History: P.A. 97-2 (June Special Session) - The program was effective on July 1, 1997 and created a rental assistance program in state-assisted elderly housing.

Purpose: The Elderly Rental Assistance Program provides rental assistance to low-income elderly persons residing in state-assisted rental housing for the elderly. Such housing must comply with applicable state and local health, housing, building and safety codes. DOH contracts with not-for-profit organizations as well as housing authorities who provide rental subsidies in accordance with an approved contract.

Source of Funding: General Fund

Process: State-assisted elderly housing providers submit to DOH annual budgets and tenant rent rolls to determine the rent and the amount subsidy needed based on the individual needs of the tenants. DOH provides rental assistance if a tenant’s rental charge exceeds 30% of their adjusted gross income.

Statutory Link: Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 128, Section 8-119kk

Regulatory Link: Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Sec. 8-119kk-1 through Sec. 8-119kk-8

The ERAP Program is now closed. New participants are not being accepted at this time. For More Information Contact:

Ploynapas Thantaha
Phone: 860-270-8181
Fax: 860-706-5741
Email: Ploynapas.Thantaha@ct.gov