Update on the Hartford Flood Compensation Program - January 2024

January 26, 2024


Earlier this month, I stood with Comptroller Sean Scanlon, newly sworn-in Hartford Mayor Arunan Arulampalam, fellow members of the Hartford delegation, and members of the Blue Hills Civic Association, to provide an update on the Hartford Flood Compensation Program

Launched in September 2023, the $5 million pilot program, overseen by the Office of the State Comptroller, provides financial assistance or reimbursement to eligible owners of real property in the city of Hartford who experienced damage caused by flooding on or after January 1, 2021.

Statistics on the program as of January 26:

  • 377 applications have been submitted and reviewed
  • 349 of the 377 applications have been deemed eligible by the program administrator, Dr. Gary Rhule, and sent notifications for the next step, which is an inspection of damaged property
  • Of the 349 applications set for inspection, 260 have responded and have either already been inspected or are scheduled to be inspected soon by one of the three options applicants may choose from
  • 138 claims have been approved by Dr. Rhule for compensation and applicants have been sent notification on the next steps to process payment; these 138 claims total $1,635,305
  • 99 payments have been processed and are currently in route to applicants or have already been delivered by way of a mailed check
  • The remaining approved payments will go out upon receipt of the required paperwork accepting the approval
  • Total program spent between program approvals and administration: $1,835,522

Applications are still being accepted and can be found at osc.ct.gov/HartfordFlood in both English and Spanish.

If you'd like to watch or read more about the press conference, you can do so below:

CT Mirror

Finally, a big thank you to the Blue Hills Association for doing the yeoman's work of outreach to Hartford's North End residents, knocking on doors to make sure they knew about this program. Thank you.