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Connecticut's COVID-19 Rent Relief & Mortgage Assistance Programs: How to Apply for Housing Aid

16 July 2020

Update #2: The Connecticut Department of Housing has announced the relaunch of the State's rent relief program (TRHAP). Applications can be submitted at www.chfa.org/trhap or through other options mentioned in the linked flyers, which are available in English and Spanish.

Details and Application Information for Connecticut's New Rental & Mortgage Assistance Programs

As of Wednesday, July 15, the State of Connecticut has begun accepting applications for its Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP) and Temporary Mortgage Assistance Program (TMAP). These programs will provide a combined $20 million in housing subsidies to renters and homeowners across Connecticut.

Below are further details on TRHAP and TMAP, as well as the contact numbers for applying to these programs. Please share this information widely with stakeholders who may need, or know someone who needs, either of these programs.

Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP):

The State of Connecticut with financial support from the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority has launched a rental assistance program for Connecticut residents impacted by COVID-19, administered through the Department of Housing:

Potential applicants will be directed to a Centralized Call Center for Threshold Eligibility, after which a detailed application must be completed, including verification of documentation. Initial priority for assistance will be targeted at individuals and families who have been denied unemployment assistance from the Department of Labor.

Beginning 8 am on Wednesday, July 15, call 1-860-785-3111 and speak to a Call Center Representative to determine if you qualify for TRHAP assistance. For additional information about the program, please visit  https://portal.ct.gov/doh .

Click here for further details on the Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP).

Temporary Mortgage Assistance Program (TMAP):

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, with financial support from the State of Connecticut, has launched a homeowner assistance program for low and moderate income households in Connecticut who are struggling to pay their mortgages due to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Up to $10,000,000 in emergency loan funds will be available to help homeowners pay their housing costs, allowing them to remain in their homes as they work to regain financial stability. Eligible Households with incomes at or below 120% of the area median income will be eligible to apply for up to $25,000 in the form of a second mortgage loan. Potential applicants will be directed to a Centralized Call Center for Threshold Eligibility, after which a detailed application must be completed, including verification of documentation.

Beginning 8 am on Wednesday, July 15, call 1-860-785-311 and speak to a Call Center Representative to determine if you qualify for T-MAP assistance. For additional information about the program, please visit  https://www.chfa.org .

Click here for further details on the Temporary Mortgage Assistance Program (TMAP).