Relief for Renters

April 10, 2020

With everything going on, you should not need to worry about being evicted or struggling to put together money for rent if you are out of work because of the COVID-19 crisis.

At my urging, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7X today to provide some relief to renters.

  • All landlords are prohibited from issuing a notice to quit or beginning eviction proceedings before July 1, 2020
  • For rent due in April 2020, landlords must grant tenants an automatic, 60-day grace period for payment, instead of the existing 9-day grace period
  • For rent due in May 2020, landlords must grant a 60-day grace period for payment upon the request of tenants
    • A tenant must notify the landlord that they have lost a job, lost hours, or otherwise lost revenue or faced significant increased expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • If a tenant has a paid security deposit of more than one month’s rent, the tenant can apply all or part of that excess to April, May, or June rent

In addition to providing relief for renters, Executive Order 7X enacts the following provisions:

  • Continues school closures until May 20, 2020
  • Extends closures, distancing, and safety measures through May 20, 2020
  • Defers educator certification testing
  • Permits food trucks to operate at rest areas

Read the full executive order here, and the press release here.

There have been an additional 754 confirmed cases in Connecticut. Connecticut's total number of confirmed cases has reached 10,538. Click the image below for a county-by-county breakdown of cases and for data by age group, gender, race, and more.

The Governor also released a list of nursing homes with confirmed COVID-19 cases. Click here to read that list and his daily news briefing.

Watch the Governor's daily briefings here. You can find all of the emergency orders issued by the Governor and state agencies here, and the governor's news updates here.

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, visit