Do You Need Help Paying Rent due to COVID-19?


UPDATE: On Friday, August 28, 2020, the Department of Housing (DOH) announced that they will NOT accept any new applications until further notice.

The State of Connecticut Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP) began accepting applications at 8AM on July 15, 2020.

Call 1-860-785-3111 to apply and speak to a Call Center Representative to find out if you are eligible for rental assistance or apply online at the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority. Beginning August 12, 2020, the program will accept applications from all eligible Connecticut residents, regardless of whether they received unemployment benefits and/or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

  • Eligible households can get a maximum of $4,000 in rental assistance for rent owed over the 12-month period beginning March 1, 2020, with a limit of $1,000 per month
  • Tenants will be required to pay 30% of their lowest gross income amount (received in March, April, OR May) for rent to their landlord for the months they receive TRHAP funds
  • Payments will be made directly to the Landlord/Property Manager on the tenant’s behalf

For more information on how to apply, view our summary of the program requirements in Spanish and English.

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