The pandemic has created critical housing insecurity throughout the nation. As re-openings are paused or in some cases dialed back, those who lost their jobs aren’t being rehired. At the end of July, the $600 weekly unemployment supplements end.
Paying the rent or mortgage will become even harder.
Connecticut’s response to this housing crisis has been extremely progressive. Gov. Lamont was one of the first governors to issue an executive order preventing evictions. That executive order was recently extended
until August 22nd.
At the end of June, his administration also released $33 million in emergency assistance for renters, homeowners and landlords. This includes emergency assistance for renters and homeowners with Rental Housing and Mortgage Assistance Programs opening July 15th.