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Security Deposit Guarantee Program
The Security Deposit Guarantee Program provides a guarantee to landlords of up to two month's rent instead of an actual payment.

THIS IS NOT AN ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED, AVAILABLE ONLY TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES THAT ARE CHRONICALLY HOMELESS AND MEET PROGRAM CRITERIA.Claims:
DOH will guarantee payment of the signed agreed-upon, security deposit, in part or in whole, if the tenant moves out of the apartment and there is any damage caused by the tenant which requires repair, or if the tenant owes back rent. The landlord must submit a claim for payment within 45 days after the tenant moves out of the unit.

Send the following information to Karin Motta at Karin.motta@ct.gov or mail to DOH, 2nd floor, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106:

1) Tenant name and address
2) Landlord name and address
3) Reason for claim   
All claims will be verified and processed n the order in which they are received. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the process.