Connecticut Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

CARES+ Programs:

Governor Lamont announced today a comprehensive plan to put more than $33 million in state and federal resources to work providing emergency assistance to renters, homeowners, and residential landlords impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. $10 million rental assistance program for Connecticut residents impacted by COVID-19, administered through the Department of Housing, which will provide payments to landlords on behalf of approved tenant applicants. Anticipated opening 7/15.

Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Housing Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno today announced that the State of Connecticut is opening a second round of funding under the Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP) to applicants seeking assistance with residential rent payments delayed by financial stress related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In this round, the program will for the first time accept applications directly from small landlords.

  • Rental Assistance Connecticut State

The state Department of Housing will provide $2.5 million to landlords whose undocumented tenants have fallen behind on rent, and a charity,, will provide $1 million to be distributed to families screened for need by community groups.

Individuals cannot apply to program. Families in need will be identified by local organizations

  • Coronavirus Assistance and Security Tenant Landlord Emergency Program (CASTLE): City of New Haven

New Haven announced a housing relief fund last week, with the hopes of providing much-needed aid to renters and homeowners during the coronavirus pandemic. The emergency program, called the Coronavirus Assistance and Security Tenant Landlord Emergency Program, or CASTLE, is funded with $800,000 from New Haven’s CARES Act allocation.

  • Ridgefield Responds Residential Rent Assistance Program

First Selectman Rudy Marconi announces that the Ridgefield Responds Residential Rent Assistance Program will conclude on July 31st. The program was put into place in early April in order to help those financially impacted by COVID-19 who needed help with residential rental payments. “We have heard from many people who have let us know that this program has been like a lifeline during this very difficult period.”

These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Landlords and Tenants are encouraged to seek specific legal advice for any of the issues as found in this blog.


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