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COVID-19 Resources: Housing

What relief is there for renters?

Congress passed relief that allowed the state of Connecticut to create UniteCT. This $235 million program will provide rental and utility payment assistance to qualified Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Eligible individuals and households may receive up to $10,000 in rental assistance (either $10,000 in rental assistance (either for previously owed or future rent) and $1,500 in owed utility payments.

 

To apply and learn more please visit the UniteCT page here. 

 

What relief is there homeowners?

The American Rescue Plan provides Connecticut homeowners with $125 million to assist homeowners with paying mortgage and homeowner costs.

  • Funding will be available to be used for costs including:
    • mortgage payment assistance;
    • funds to help a homeowner reinstate a mortgage or to pay other housing related costs from a period of forbearance, delinquency or default;
    • principal reduction;
    • interest rate reductions; and
    • payment assistance for utilities, internet service, property, flood or mortgage insurance, and homeowner association fees, condominium association fees, or common charges.
  • The amount of assistance each homeowner is able to receive is yet to be determined.

The Department of the Treasury is still in the process of setting up the program, including eligibility.