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

The State of Connecticut Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP) announced that it will pause the rental assistance program beginning Thursday, December 3, 2020 and will NOT accept any new applications until further notice. We will update this page when we receive any news about if and when the program will re-open.

Some rental assistance is available for undocumented migrants. Contact the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) at (203) 612-5464 or to apply or for more information.

When open, the Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP) will accept applications online at the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, or you can call 1-860-785-3111 to apply and speak to a Call Center Representative to find out if you are eligible for rental 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.
  • 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 for the TRHAP, view our summary of the program requirements in Spanish and English

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