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Tenants Facing An Eviction

What to do if you are facing an eviction:

If you have been served with a Notice to Quit or a summons in an eviction action, read the following information very carefully. 

Note that a Notice to Quit is the first step of the eviction process.  In order for you to be removed from your unit, an eviction action must be filed in court and a judgment issued by the court. 

  1. Apply for Unite CT using the Yardi Portal
    1. Complete the entire application. Important items:
      1. Submit your current landlord’s information and email address. This will be used to match your application with theirs.
      2. Upload all documents needed to complete your application.See the UniteCT website for more information on how to apply,
      3. Talk with your landlord and let him/her know that you’ve applied for the funds and he/she should complete his/her portion once they receive the email from UniteCT if they have not yet initiated a UniteCT application,
    2. You can log into the portal and click on your “Case” tab to check for status updates on your application

  2. Call your local UniteCT Resource Center (see list below) and request to speak with an Eviction Specialist. The staff at these UniteCT Resource Centers can help with the following:
    1. Completing your application, including uploading documents,
    2. Referral to Statewide Legal Services for free legal counsel or representation to help you navigate the eviction process,
    3. Landlord mediation when landlords have expressed they don’t want to participate with UniteCT,
    4. Other resources offered through the Resource Center

       

  3. Governor Lamont has signed Executive Order No. 12D stating that, beginning June 30, 2021 landlords are required to apply for the UniteCT rental assistance program before delivering an notice to quit or initiating an eviction action for nonpayment of rent. While the Executive Order is in effect:
    1. Landlords must send tenants notices to quit for nonpayment of rent, for lapse of time, or whose right to occupy a unit has terminated at least 30-days’ prior to beginning an eviction
    2. Tenants should be given an opportunity to continue the lease with all terms intact, by paying outstanding rent within the 30-day period.
    3. Eviction notices must be delivered along with certain information about the state’s UniteCT program and the federal eviction moratorium in both English and Spanish
    4. A stay in eviction proceedings of up to 30 days is permitted if the landlord or the tenant applies to the UniteCT program.

Contact the Call Center who will connect you with your local Eviction Prevention Specialist at one of our UniteCT Resource Centers. Call Center phone number: 1-844-UniteCT (1-844-864-8328)