BRISTOL â€“ Congressman John Larson of Connecticutâ€™s first district reminded others that with the passing of the federal eviction moratorium that there are still options for state residents to tackle their rental issues.
Larson said he is cosponsoring legislation to reinstate the moratorium. However while that process continues, residents may still apply for up to $15,000 in rental assistance and $1,500 in electrical assistance through UniteCT. More can be learned online or residents may call 1-844-864-8328. The program is funded through American Rescue Plan dollars.
Gov. Ned Lamont has also ordered that landlords must apply to UniteCTâ€™s rental assistance program before issuing eviction notices because residents have failed to pay rent. Landlords are also required to provide eviction notices in Spanish and English and a stay in eviction processes for 30 days if either tenant or landlord applies to the UniteCT program. Tenants also must receive a notice 30-days prior to a beginning eviction.
Residents may alsoÂ explore assistance by calling Connecticut Fair Housing at 860-247-4400, Greater Hartford Legal Aid at 860-541-5000, Connecticut Department of Housing at 860-270-8262, Connecticut housing Finance Authority at 860-571-3500, United Way 211 by dialing 211 and the Community Renewal Team at 860-560-5600.