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. Follow this link for information: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Homeowners and Renters

TEMPORARY HOUSING ASSISTANCE INITIATIVES

Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (Dept of Housing) 

This program is available as of July 15, 2020. 

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 (TRHAP) to respond to the housing issues associated with the advent of COVID-19.

 To determine if you qualify for TRHAP assistance, Threshold Eligibility Information may be submitted in ONE of TWO ways;

 Click the link, complete the questionnaire in full on line, and hit Submit;

or

Call 1-860-785-3111 and speak to a Call Center Representative, Monday thru Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  The representative will walk you through the Threshold Eligibility criteria.

•  Arrearages in rent occurring after March 1, 2020 may be eligible for reimbursement under this Program.
•  Initial priority for assistance will be targeted at individuals and families who have been denied unemployment assistance from the Department of Labor.
• If you are unemployed/under-employed and have not yet filed for unemployment assistance, you should do so as soon as possible. 
Please make every attempt to remain in contact with your landlord, and to make rental payments. 
• Watch the Department of Housing website for additional information. 

If you are a Landlord, you are encouraged to provide the Flyer below to your Tenants.  If you have questions, please send your questions to TRHAPINFO@CT.GOV

Additional program guidelines: 
TRHAP Program Description
Flyer
Flyer (Spanish)
FAQs

Please review the program materials above, however, should you still have questions, please email TRHAPINFO@CT.GOV with your specific questions.

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Temporary Mortgage Assistance Program (Connecticut Housing Finance Authority) 
This program is available as of July 15, 2020. 
• Visit the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority website for program guidelines and processes.

Flyer
Flyer (Spanish)