UniteCT ProgramOctober 14, 2022
While working can be a source of income, it can also be an opportunity to become more independent, gain skills, cultivate relationships in your community, and feel empowered. Everyone should be able to find meaningful work. In Connecticut, we remain committed to ensuring workers with disabilities can access job training and workplaces that are inclusive and supportive.
Last year, I proudly supported a law to establish a workforce development pipeline for individuals with disabilities. The program, housed in the state Department of Economic and Community Development, will take steps to address barriers individuals with disabilities often face in the workforce.
UniteCT — created in early 2021 in response to the initial outbreak of the pandemic and administered by the Connecticut Department of Housing — provides qualified households up to 12 months of rental and utility payment assistance. Payments are typically made directly to landlords and utility companies on behalf of tenants.