-Emergency Rental Assistance for Connecticut’s Economy-
UniteCT Program is administered by the Department of Housing on behalf of the US Treasury. UniteCT provides up to $15,000 rental and electricity payment assistance on behalf of Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. UniteCT is stabilizing CT’s rental housing market by financially supporting those households up to 80% of HUD’s Area Median Income (AMI) - Select here for an interactive AMI map. Tenants and landlords use the UniteCT Rent Relief software to submit their own sections of the application creating a unique case file for decision making evaluation. UniteCT will provide continued rental and electric utility assistance to eligible households until all funding has been committed. There is no current end date of the program.
You must first register to get an email invitation to start your application. Paper applications will not be accepted.
UniteCT Required Documents / Document Matrix
Tenant and Landlord Participation Agreement
For assistance, please refer to the Resources for Tenants or Resources for Landlords sections above, or you can reach out to your local UniteCT Resource Center (listed below). If you need further assistance, please call 1-844-UniteCT (1-844-864-8328).
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UniteCT Mobile Bus Schedule
The UniteCT Events (Indoors during the cold months) and Mobile Bus (during warmer months) are available across Connecticut to ensure everyone has access to technology to submit a UniteCT application. You will be able to use a computer or other device to complete your application. Check out the schedule below and sign up for an appointment at the link provided. Walks-ins are accepted, but appointments will be prioritized.
Please bring all your documents with you so we can help upload them to your application. To learn more about what documents are required for a successful application, please visit our Document Matrix. You can bring the physical or online version of these documents.
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Please consider working with other community stakeholders to help your household further the recovery from the pandemic:
- United Way 211 Infoline provides various services and resources for residents. Learn more by visiting www.211ct.org or calling 211 or 1-800-203-1234.
- Statewide Legal Services (SLS) provides free legal assistance to eligible renter households https://apply.slsct.org/ or 800-453-3320.
- American Job Centers offer no-cost services to jobseekers throughout the state. Learn more by visiting http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/JobCenterCT/Index.htm.
- Community Action Agencies provides links to numerous programs and resources for CT residents– Connecticut Community Action Agencies – Connecticut Association for Community Action (cafca.org)
- SOAR provides support for households needing to secure social security disability benefits- Connecticut | SOAR Works! (samhsa.gov)
- Housing Choice Voucher list for subsidized housing CT Housing Choice Voucher Program (cthcvp.org)
- Connecticut Institute for Immigrants and Refugees (CIRI) provides resources for refugees and immigrants - cirict.orgor 203-612-5464
- LISC CT -Financial Opportunity Networks shares many services regarding financial literacy, budgeting and economic recovery Financial Opportunity Centers | LISC Connecticut Statewide
- Apartment search ideas –
Information regarding UniteCT may change as policy and updates from regulatory guidance is made. Please check back to the website often to ensure the program information you are referencing is the most current. UniteCT strives to make timely decisions on fully submitted applications but is not responsible for the amount of time necessary to underwrite requests due to many circumstances.