Rent help on the way for the disabled

If you’re an elderly or disabled Greenwich resident, rent assistance may be on the way.

Connecticut’s Renter’s Rebate Program is now allowing for eligible Greenwich residents who are 65 or older, or disabled and under age 65, and receiving disability payments, to receive a rent rebate from the state.

State law provides a reimbursement program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. Persons renting an apartment or room, or living in cooperative housing or a mobile home may be eligible for this program.

Renter’s rebates can be up to $900 for married couples, and $700 for individuals. The rebate amount is based on income and the amount of rent and utility payments paid by the applicant for the calendar year prior to  which the renter applied.

For this year, the income limit is $33,500 for a single person and $40,900 for a married couple. Renter’s Rebate Program applications will be taken through Oct. 1.

For more information, call Greenwich’s Department of Social Services at 203-622-3800.

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