Temporary Rental Assistance Program Opens July 15

The state is opening its Temporary Rental Assistance Program starting July 15th, 2020.  There is a very short window to submit applications.

Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program TRHAP FLYER

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State of Connecticut Temporary RentalHousing 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.
  • If you are unemployed/under-employed and have not yet filed for unemployment assistance, you should do so as soon as possible.
  • Please make every attempt to remain in contact with your landlord, and to make rental payments.
  • Beginning 8 am on Wednesday, July 15, call the number below 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

1-860-785-3111

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 EDUCATION HOTLINE

 

 

 

Click here to download the flyer in English and Spanish.

 

COVID-19 EDUCATION HOTLINE

Connecticut Legal Services (CLS) has a NEW hotline for CLIENTS to answer your education related questions

How does the hotline work?

  • Call with any questions about school, your educational rights, or your child’s education during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Eligible clients will speak with an experienced education attorney to help answer general and case-specific questions.
  • The hotline will be staffed during regular business hours, between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • If you are redirected to voice mail, please leave a message. You can expect to get a response within two business days.

(860) 786-6363  Call Now!

 

JOIN US FOR A BASIC HUMAN NEEDS IN THE PANDEMIC & BEYOND A CONVERSATION WITH SENATOR BLUMENTHAL

Legal Services to Host Q&A Session on Friday May 15, 2020 for our Community Partners

 

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BASIC HUMAN NEEDS IN THE PANDEMIC & BEYOND
A CONVERSATION WITH SENATOR BLUMENTHAL
For Legal Services and Our Community Partners

Moderated by Alison Weir, Greater Hartford Legal Aid

Discussing federal aid in areas including:
• Rental Assistance
• Benefits (SNAP, HUSKY)
• Stimulus Payments
• Special Education

FRIDAY MAY 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98837513493?pwd=akoxaDVwbWg1OFluSkxLVVJ5dU1tZz09
Meeting ID: 988 3751 3493 Password: 057590
Or join by phone +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

Please send email RSVPMay15@ghla.org to respond and submit questions in advance!

LEGAL SERVICES BRIEFING ON COVID-19 RELATED HOUSING ISSUES

For our Community Partners

 

4-29-20 Housing Briefing
4-29-20 Housing Briefing

What if I can’t pay my rent?
Can my landlord start an eviction in court?
What do I do if my landlord is harassing me?
And other current issues in housing…

with
Jane Kelleher, Connecticut Legal Services
Nancy Hronek, Greater Hartford Legal Aid
Mary Conklin, Connecticut Legal Services
Elizabeth Rosenthal, New Haven Legal Assistance Association

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97408382389?pwd=cDlNdnpDeWRCNXlRcEZ6ZjNOWVlhUT09
Dial-in number: 646-876-9923 or 301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 974-0838-2389 Password: 075378

Send questions in advance to HousingBriefing@ctlegal.org!

Treasury IRS launch new tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments

IRS.gov feature helps people who normally don’t file get payments; second tool next week provides taxpayers with payment delivery date and provide direct deposit information.

 

Tesoro, IRS lanzan nueva herramienta para ayudar a los que no presentan impuestos a inscribirse para pagos de impacto económico.

Característica en IRS.gov ayuda a personas que normalmente no presentan a recibir pagos; segunda herramienta la próxima semana proporciona a los contribuyentes la fecha de entrega del pago y proporciona información de depósito directo

Read the full press release in English or Español

 

Legal Services to Host Briefing on Unemployment Compensation, Paid Leave and Work Safety – April 16, 2020

For our community partners

 

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Susan Garten, Greater Hartford Legal Aid
Nadine Nevins, Connecticut Legal Services
Keren Salim, New Haven Legal Assistance Association

• How can I apply for Unemployment Compensation?
• Am I eligible for federal paid sick leave?
• What am I eligible to receive as a self-employed or “gig” worker?
• What can I do if my workplace is unsafe?
• And other current issues in employment. . .

 

Thursday April 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Dial-in number (US): (978) 990-5000
Access code: 219660#

RSVP by sending an email to EmploymentBriefing@ghla.org and please send questions in advance!

Experiencing abuse at home and need a family violence restraining order?

Do you need a Family Violence Restraining Order?

 

Safe Connect RO App COVID-19

• Guide you through the process remotely
• Scribe the application on your behalf
• Electronically submit the application to the court
• Coordinate service of process with a state marshal

Call • Chat • Email • 24/7

CTSafeConnect.org | (888) 774-2900

All services are confidential, safe, free and voluntary. Domestic violence advocates are available throughout COVID-19 to:

You may contact an advocate at CT Safe Connect via call, chat and email 24/7. Bilingual services are available.

Safe Connect RO App COVID-19

Tips on Surviving Debt during the COVID19 Pandemic

From the National Consumer Law Center

A free guide for consumers and others available at the link below

NCLC during this emergency is making available to the public for free the digital version of NCLC’s most popular publication, Surviving Debt (2020).
Just click here

Surviving Debt is geared for consumers, counselors, paralegals, and attorneys new to consumer law. The 288-page book explains steps that families in financial distress can take concerning foreclosures, repossessions, utility terminations, landlord evictions, debt collection, medical debt, student loans, credit reporting, credit cards, criminal justice debt, and a number of other topics of special current interest.

https://library.nclc.org/major-consumer-protections-announced-response-covid-19