Housing Resources Available to You!

January 30, 2023
As we continue to tackle rising housing costs and expenses, I wanted to share a few housing related resources that are available to you!
Rental Assistance

Last week, the CT Department of Housing announced that they launched the Eviction Prevention Fund, a new $12.5 million fund, to assist renters who are on the verge of being evicted from their homes due to owing past due rent. The program - run through UniteCT and the Rent Bank - will provide households with up to $5,000 to pay off past due rent with their current landlord.

How to Apply:

  1. Tenants must call the UniteCT Call Center at 1-844-864-8328
    • Callers will then be screened for eligibility
  2. Eligible applicants will receive direct assistance from a local UniteCT Resource Center on how to file a formal application
  3. If a tenant requires but does not have legal representation, access to mediators at Quinnipiac University’s Center on Dispute Resolution will be provided
Hartford Homeowner Assistance

Over the past year, the Hartford City Council passed a resolution that helped bolster two programs that help promote homeownership in Hartford for seniors and for City employees utilizing $2.5 million in ARPA and state funding. While the applications have not yet been released by the City, below are specific eligibility requirements for both programs:

Homeownership Preservation Fund for Seniors

  • Loans of up to $10,000 to Hartford homeowners over the age of 65 to finance exterior improvements to owner-occupied homes
  • Applicants must have income up to 80% of area median income or around $24,000 for an individual or $36,000 for a household
  • Loans can be forgiven after a period of continued homeownership

Down Payment Assistance for Municipal Employees

  • Loan program to provide up to $10,000 in down-payment assistance for any municipal employee seeking to purchase a home in the City of Hartford
  • Loans can be forgiven after a period of continuous owner occupancy