Elm City Communities Responds to Suspension of Unite-CT Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb 17, 2022
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Elm City Communities Moves To Support Residents in Navigating Moratorium Expirations, Responds to Suspension of UniteCT Program
New Haven, CT — In response to Connecticut’s eviction moratorium ending and UniteCT's program suspension of new rent and electric application submissions and recertification intake on February 15, 2022, Elm City Communities (ECC/HANH) President Karen DuBois-Walton has issued the following statement: “Though Connecticut's eviction moratorium has ended, we are still committed to working with the New Haven residents we serve. It is important that people feel safe and supported during this transition, and we want every impacted resident to have the support they need to navigate this situation." “Our focus is on working with our low-income public housing developments (LPH) residents and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants to ensure that they can keep their homes. We encourage residents to reach out to their managers to access the tools and resources needed to tackle this issue together. “The end of the eviction moratorium does not need to be disruptive to families in New Haven or greater Connecticut. Here at Elm City Communities, we will continue to support the families we serve to the fullest extent possible. This pandemic has had a devastating impact on our communities, and legislators must act urgently to protect our citizens from eviction.” ECC/HANH is sharing the following resources for individuals and households who may be facing eviction:
Visit www.evictionhelpct.org or call 1-800-559-1565 for legal assistance
Statewide Legal Services (SLS): free legal assistance to eligible renter households https://apply.slsct.org / or call 1-800-453-3320
Tenants and landlords who have an existing UniteCT Rent Relief Case Number will have until March 31st, 2022 to complete their applications. Any cases not fully completed by March 31, 2022, will be withdrawn from the case review process.
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Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven (ECC/HANH) is the public housing agency serving the City of New Haven. We serve over 6,100 families and over 14,000 individuals through our public housing, housing choice voucher and low-income housing tax credit programs. Through our affordable housing programs, residents pay no more than 30% of their income toward their housing expenses. Families are supported in reaching their life goals through a full array of supportive services that lead to the increased income, entrepreneurism, education attainment, homeownership and more. Elm City Communities is committed to expanding access to affordable housing services and to ensuring that these services are available in every community.