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Capitol Update: Rent/Utility Support and More

Posted on April 5, 2021

Rental and Utility Assistance…

Acting through the Department of Housing (DOH), the State of Connecticut is developing the UniteCT Program. This $235 million program will provide rental and utility payment assistance to qualified Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will financially support households earning up to 80% of the HUD Area Median Income. Click here to see a table of all the towns in CT and their Area Median Income, or check out the map below

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Expanded Vaccine Eligibility and Locations

Posted on April 1, 2021

The state of Connecticut has now expanded eligibility for the COVID vaccine to include all individuals aged 16 and older who live, work or attend school in our state.

According to the governor, priority access will be given to people ages 16 to 44 with certain medical conditions, including:

  • Sickle cell disease
  • End-stage renal disease on dialysis
  • Active cancer treatment
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Down syndrome
  • Medically complex patients of Connecticut Children’s
  • Patients of Yale New Haven Children’s

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Public Hearing on Car Thefts

Posted on March 30, 2021

There’s a Judiciary Committee public hearing Wednesday [Details below] where you can share your thoughts about the motor vehicle theft crisis.

Early this session, House Republicans submitted legislation to impose serious legal consequences for teenagers (15-18) who are repeatedly charged with stealing or attempting to steal a vehicle. Our proposal includes:

  • Facing charges on the regular criminal docket;
  • Expanded ability for judges to order detainment or GPS monitoring;
  • Categorize as “serious juvenile

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