The new programs offer rent aid to participants in the state’s workforce training program and some moving assistance money.
After the state stopped accepting new applications for rental assistance, eviction filings in Connecticut have risen.
Once criticized by landlords and tenants, the Biden administration now hails Connecticut’s rental assistant process as a model of success.
The state plans to quadruple the number of people processing applications and reduce the amount of required paperwork.
With too-few counselors to handle 7,400 applications and a burdensome process, little progress has been made getting people their money.
State officials said the rate at which the coronavirus is spreading seems to be slowing down.
WASHINGTON – Wendy Allen of New Haven has so little income she pays the minimum rent under a public housing assistance program, yet that modest fee would triple in size under a proposal championed by the Trump administration. Housing advocates say the plan to change federal housing policy could undermine the state’s efforts to eliminate homelessness and place low-income families and individuals under new economic stress.