The State Department of Housing (DOH), with the assistance of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), has launched Phase 2 of the Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP).
CHFA and DOH recognize the challenges landlords and property owners are facing during this public health crisis. We have heard from many of you that your tenants are struggling to pay rent. While some of your tenants may have started the application process for TRHAP earlier, many have not.
To facilitate the process of applying for rental assistance, the TRHAP program now provides an option that allows landlords to access the TRHAP portal and apply on behalf of tenants who need rent relief due to a COVID-19 related hardship.
The prequalification process is set up so that a landlord can apply for rent relief for up to ten (10) tenants. Please be aware that residents who already receive a subsidy are NOT eligible for the TRHAP program.
To determine if your tenants qualify for TRHAP assistance, threshold eligibility information may be submitted by visiting https://www.chfa.org/trhap-landlord to complete the questionnaire.
If you have any questions about the program, you can email them to THAP@chfa.org, or you can reach out to your CHFA Asset Manager, who will be ready to provide you assistance.