Rental Assistance Program
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
The Rental Assistance Program (RAP) is run by the CT Department of Housing. This program is similar to the federal Section 8 housing voucher program, but family households pay 40% of their income towards rent, unless they are elderly or have disabilities, in which case they pay 30% of their income for rent. DOH opened the waiting list for RAP in summer of 2015 and received 75,000 applications for 2,000 slots. Currently 5,096 households live in privately-owned rental housing through the Rental Assistance Program.
The program is state-funded and total funding was $52.3 million in FY15.
Contact: Steve DiLella, Department of Housing, 860-418-6845, [email protected]