UniteCT emergency rental assistance program reps come to Norwalk

Representatives from an emergency rental assistance program were in Norwalk today to help those who qualify for relief on their rent and utility bills as a result of the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2021, 11:12 AM

Updated 1,082 days ago

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Representatives from an emergency rental assistance program were in Norwalk today to help those who qualify for relief on their rent and utility bills as a result of the pandemic.
UniteCT is a new program that provides help for rent and electricity to those who qualify.  
Representatives were at the South Norwalk Library with staff to help sign people up for the program.
Mayor Harry Rilling spoke at the library saying, " This pandemic has affected so many people in so many different ways, and people have lost their jobs."
Those who rent will need proof of ID, proof of income, a copy of their lease or rental agreement, proof of past due rent, and proof of a past due electricity bill among other things.
Norwalk Director of Human Services Maria Diaz Escalera says programs like UniteCT are intended to help those who need relief from financial burdens and rental assistance.
The UniteCT program is a collaboration between the United Way and the Connecticut Department of Housing.
The program is possible thanks to $235 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury.
It aims to stabilize the state's rental housing market.
Those who qualify will be awarded up to $10,000 for rent and up to $1,500 for electricity.


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