|Westport Human Services Director Elaine Daignault reminds residents that the State of Connecticut’s Renters’ Rebate Program began accepting applications on April 1, 2023 for qualifying residents. The State of CT Renters’ Rebate Program provides an income-based reimbursement for seniors aged 65+ and/or individuals who are totally disabled and collecting Social Security income. The renters’ rebate amount is based on qualifying income and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone) made in the previous calendar year (2022). The maximum income for a single person to qualify is $40,300 or $49,100 for a married couple. Any 2022 rent or utility payments made by UniteCT will not be counted.
In addition to meeting the criteria above, applicants must meet a one-year state residency requirement. Persons renting an apartment, room, mobile home, or living in cooperative housing may be eligible for this program. The deadline to apply for this State Funded program is September 28, 2023. Applicants can contact the Human Services Department at (203) 341-1067 or via email Kwitt@westportct.gov to complete the application process. All documentation will be completed electronically or via mail.