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Connecticut Extends Eviction Moratorium Through Oct. 1, Announces More Funding for Rent Relief

24 August 2020

Para información sobre la Programa de Asistencia Temporal para Renta del Estado de Connecticut (TRHAP) en Español, visite esta página.

UPDATE 9/29/2020: Governor Lamont has announced that Connecticut's eviction moratorium, which was scheduled to end on October 1, will be extended. Further details will be posted on this page once they are released.

UPDATE 9/4/2020: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a nationwide eviction moratorium for qualifying renters through the end of 2020. Click here for a breakdown of the new eviction moratorium, and to see if you qualify. 

In order to successfully apply for eviction protections, you must submit a declaration form to your landlord. That form can be found at this link.

The Connecticut Department of Housing has temporarily stopped accepting applications for the Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP). The state's mortgage assistance program (TMAP) is still accepting applications. When the TRHAP program is once again accepting applications, this announcement will be removed.

On August 20, 2020, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced that the state will extend its moratorium on evictions until October 1. With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession still present in Connecticut, the state has taken this measure to ensure that people remain stably housed, and to prevent an increase in homelessness.

If you reside in the State of Connecticut, you cannot legally be evicted for non-payment of rent through October 1. However, illegal evictions may still take place.

If you believe you are the target of an illegal eviction proceeding, please view the Connecticut Fair Housing Center's COVID-19 Eviction Guide and contact them for any eviction assistance needed.

The state has also increased funding for its temporary rental assistance program (TRHAP) from $10 million to $20 million. Under this program, individuals and families are eligible for up to $4,000 in housing assistance through the State of Connecticut.

You are eligible for this program if:

  • You are a resident of Connecticut whose household income in 2019 was 80% or below of area median income (AMI).
  • Your income and/or your ability to pay for housing has been impacted by COVID-19.

You can now apply online to receive housing assistance from the State of Connecticut. Click here to access the application.

You may also apply to receive TRHAP funding using your phone. Call 1-860-785-3111 and speak to a Call Center Representative to determine if you qualify for TRHAP assistance.