UniteCT Workforce Rental Assistance Program
UniteCT Workforce Rental Assistance Program provides up to 3 months of rental assistance for qualifying participants registered in a workforce training program in Connecticut.
To be eligible for the UniteCT Workforce Rental Assistance Program, a tenant must be registered for a workforce training program in Connecticut. The training program must:
• Be hosted by either a Connecticut State Agency or a Connecticut Workforce Investment Board
• Last a minimum of 4 weeks
The tenant will be asked to submit the following:
• Government issued photo ID
• Training program start date & end date
• Document showing tenant's registration in the program. This document must answer one of the
a. Will the tenant receive an industry-recognized certificate or certification upon
completion of the program?
b. Will the tenant receive a license recognized by the State or Federal Government upon
completion of the program?
c. Will the tenant build a measurable skill(s) gain leading to a credential upon completion
of the program?
The following training programs are not included:
• Classes taken for academic credit in a high school, university, or community college setting.
• Classes taken fully online, such as but not limited to LinkedIn Learning courses, Metrix Learning
courses, and Coursera classes.
Program Eligibility Requirements:
• The participant must be registered for the training program at the time they apply for the Workforce
Rental Assistance Program.
• The participant’s household income must be 80% or below their Area Median Income (AMI).
• Participants must have a landlord willing to participate to receive UniteCT funds.
• Participant must be a tenant. Homeowners are not eligible. Subletters are not eligible.
• Tenants must be listed on the lease of the apartment.
ineligible if they have received either $15,000 or 12 months of UniteCT rental assistance through
past UniteCT programs.
The Application Process:
Step 1: Applicant must submit their information to the “Tenant Screening Tool” (see below).If the tenant is eligible, they will proceed to Step 2-6.Step 2: Tenant will be emailed to confirm their eligibility.
Step 3: Tenant’s landlord will be emailed directions on how to submit their required documents. The required documents include government issued photo ID, all pages of the lease, signed W9, and signed program participation agreement.
Step 4: After the landlord has submitted their required documents, the tenant will be scheduled with an appointment with their Tenant Representative, who will help fill out the rest of their application by phone.
Step 5: After both parties have submitted the required documents, the case is reviewed and processed within 5-10 business days. If approved, the landlord will receive a check sent to the address listed on their W9.
- Program Flyer - English
- Program Flyer - Spanish
- Rental Terms Form
- Zero Income Attestation Form
- Template of W9
- Program Participation Agreement
If you have any questions about the UniteCT Workforce Training Program, please call 1-844-864-8328.
If the tenant is currently searching for a training program, below are some options for the tenant to start their search process:
• CT Department of Labor: This comprehensive site offers a range of job seeker services, training programs, and other resources.
• Career ConneCT: A central portal for accessing various job training programs in Connecticut, providing opportunities for reskilling, upskilling, and connecting with training programs.
• Connecticut Education & Training ConneCTion: This platform allows for searching a database to find suitable schools and job training programs, including online options.
• Regional Workforce Development Boards: These boards offer workforce development, job training, and employment opportunities across different regions of Connecticut.
• The WorkPlace is a dynamic organization in Connecticut offering a variety of workforce development programs. These programs cater to different demographics, including veterans, youth, and the unemployed, focusing on skill development, career counseling, and job placement services.