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Legal help and resources during the Coronavirus crisis.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a nationwide eviction moratorium from September 4 through December 31, 2020. A moratorium is a temporary halt on evictions. The CDC moratorium prevents landlords from evicting tenants for not paying rent, not paying other charges such as late fees, or because their lease ended.

Under an order by Governor Lamont, if you paid a security deposit that is more than one month’s rent, you can ask the landlord to use the portion of your security deposit that is more than one month’s rent toward your rent due between April 1 and September 30, 2020.

Most state courthouses and clerk’s offices have re-opened to the public. If you have questions about the status of your case or about visiting the court in person, you can call the court where your case is being heard and follow the instructions to speak with a court staff person, email questions to a Court Service Center staff person, or look up your case online.

On March 12, 2020, the CT Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), which regulates some utility companies in Connecticut, ordered that the utility companies they regulate* cannot shut off utilities for residential customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read this page to learn about laws that protect farmworkers, information about where to get legal help, and information about COVID-19, workers’ compensation, minimum wage, and federal farmworker protections.

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. Learn more about Lifeline.

This section answers common housing questions, such as: What if I can't pay my April or May rent? What my landlord threatens to lock me out? How can I have my rent recalculated if I am a Public Housing, Section 8, or a Voucher/RAP tenant?

The prohibition of all utility shut offs for regulated residential electric, gas and water utilities during the COVID-19 emergency has expired. If you cannot pay your gas or electric bill during the COVID-19 pandemic because of a financial hardship, here is what you can do.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, and more.

Below is a letter you can use to tell your landlord you can’t pay your rent for a reason related to COVID-19. Unfortunately, there are no more rent extensions, but you should ask your landlord to make a payment plan. If you are able to make a payment plan, try to get the agreement in writing and save a copy for your records.

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Status of State Courts during COVID-19

Most of the state's courthouses and clerk's offices have reopened. Get information about courthouses during COVID-19.

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut is open to serve you! Call 1-800-453-3320, learn about our services, or apply for legal help online.
The State’s Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP) will reopen on Monday, October 26, 2020. Get more information on the TRHAP website.

Homes and Apartments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a nationwide eviction moratorium from September 4 through December 31, 2020. A moratorium is a temporary halt on evictions. The CDC moratorium prevents landlords from evicting tenants for not paying rent, not paying other charges such as late fees, or because their lease ended.

Under an order by Governor Lamont, if you paid a security deposit that is more than one month’s rent, you can ask the landlord to use the portion of your security deposit that is more than one month’s rent toward your rent due between April 1 and September 30, 2020.

Most state courthouses and clerk’s offices have re-opened to the public. If you have questions about the status of your case or about visiting the court in person, you can call the court where your case is being heard and follow the instructions to speak with a court staff person, email questions to a Court Service Center staff person, or look up your case online.

On March 12, 2020, the CT Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), which regulates some utility companies in Connecticut, ordered that the utility companies they regulate* cannot shut off utilities for residential customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read this page to learn about laws that protect farmworkers, information about where to get legal help, and information about COVID-19, workers’ compensation, minimum wage, and federal farmworker protections.

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. Learn more about Lifeline.

This section answers common housing questions, such as: What if I can't pay my April or May rent? What my landlord threatens to lock me out? How can I have my rent recalculated if I am a Public Housing, Section 8, or a Voucher/RAP tenant?

The prohibition of all utility shut offs for regulated residential electric, gas and water utilities during the COVID-19 emergency has expired. If you cannot pay your gas or electric bill during the COVID-19 pandemic because of a financial hardship, here is what you can do.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, and more.

Below is a letter you can use to tell your landlord you can’t pay your rent for a reason related to COVID-19. Unfortunately, there are no more rent extensions, but you should ask your landlord to make a payment plan. If you are able to make a payment plan, try to get the agreement in writing and save a copy for your records.