Rental/Client Assistance

Click here to view our Financial Assistance brochure.

ACT assists families and individuals in the following areas:

For residents of Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex counties, obtaining and maintaining housing through the Housing Assistance Fund; and meeting emergency expenses through the Client Assistance Fund.

For residents of New London, Windham, Litchfield, New Haven and Fairfield counties obtaining and maintaining their own housing through the Emergency Housing Fund.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must apply for these services through a case manager. If you do not have a case manager click here to view a list of agencies that provide HIV/AIDS case management.

For a list of other agencies providing services in the Greater Hartford TGA please click here.

 

Housing Assistance Fund

The Housing Assistance Fund is a rental assistance program for people living with HIV/AIDS in Hartford, Tolland, and Middlesex counties. For a complete list of towns covered by the Housing Assistance Fund click here. Applicants must apply for housing assistance through a case manager from the Greater Hartford EMA. If you do not have a case manager click here to view a list of agencies that provide HIV/AIDS case management.

What does HAF pay for?

  • Ongoing rental assistance
  • First month's rent
  • Arrearage/back rent
  • One time Emergency housing payment

How much is available?

  • On-going rental assistance: $150 per month for six months. Participants can re-apply at the end of six month period.
  • First month's rent: Up to $800.
  • Arrearage/back rent: Up to $800. The Housing Assistance Fund will only pay up to two months of back rent.
  • One time emergency housing payment: Up to $600.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements to access the fund:

  • HIV+ or AIDS diagnosis;
  • Income cap of 300% of Federal Poverty Level (by family size);
  • Additional requirements are found in the application depending on the service requested.

How do I apply?

Applicants must apply for housing assistance through a case manager from the Greater Hartford EMA. If you do not have a case manager click here to view a list of agencies that provide HIV/AIDS case management. The case manager is responsible for determining your eligibility and must submit a completed application packet to ACT.

What do I need to provide?

Your case manager will need the following information from you in order to apply for assistance:

  • Documentation of HIV status
  • Proof of income (see below)
  • Rental verification signed by landlord
  • Signed release of information form
  • W-9 signed by landlord (IRS requirement)
  • Ryan White Client Intake form
  • 2-page Use of Funds form

What constitutes income?

  • Any entitlements (e.g. SAGA, SSI, SSD, TANF, etc.)
  • Any income from employment
  • Income from all household members (e.g. husband, wife, partner, roommate, children, etc.)

What can be used for proof of income?

  • Pay stubs
  • Notarized letter indicating income
  • 1099s
  • TPQY
  • Budget Sheet

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Client Assistance Fund

The Client Assistance Fund is a set of nine financial assistance services funded by Ryan White for people living with HIV/AIDS in Hartford, Tolland, and Middlesex counties. For a complete list of towns covered by the Client Assistance Fund click here. Applicants must apply for assistance through a case manager from the Greater Hartford TGA. If you do not have a case manager click here to view a list of agencies that provide HIV/AIDS case management.

What does CAF pay for?

  • Medical Fee-for-Service
  • Dental
  • Mental Health
  • Home Health Care
  • Medication Reimbursement
  • Insurance Continuation
  • Food Vouchers
  • Emergency Utilities Assistance
  • Transportation

Who is eligible?

To access most services, a client must be certified as Ryan White eligible. Eligibility consists of:

  • HIV+ diagnosis or affected by HIV or AIDS;
  • Income under 300% of federal poverty guidelines, based on gross income;
  • In cases where the client is affected rather than infected, the service(s) must be intended to provide direct benefit for the infected individual (s), and;
  • Resident(s) of the Greater Hartford Transitional Grant Area (TGA).
  • Additional requirements are found in the application depending on the service requested.

How do I apply?

Applicants must apply for financial assistance through a case manager from the Greater Hartford TGA. If you do not have a case manager click here to view a list of agencies that provide HIV/AIDS case management. The case manager is responsible for determining your eligibility and must submit a completed application packet to ACT.

What do I need to provide?

Your case manager will need the following information from you in order to apply for assistance:

  • Documentation of HIV Status
  • Ryan White Client Intake Form or URS Referral Form if Intake Form is on file
  • Ryan White Eligibility Worksheet and Financial Documentation (updated every six months)
  • Release of Information (update annually)
  • CARC Policy & Procedure Acknowledgement with copy of Client Grievance forms
  • Documentation of Income (see below)
  • Additional requirements are found in the application depending on the service requested.

What constitutes income?

  • Any entitlements (e.g. SAGA, SSI, SSD, TANF, etc.)
  • Any income from employment
  • Income from all household members (e.g. husband, wife, partner, roommate, children, etc.)

What can be used for proof of income?

  • TPQY
  • 3 consecutive RECENT paystubs
  • Notarized letter indicating hours worked, services performed, and income

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Emergency Housing Fund

The Emergency Housing Fund is a rental assistance program for people living with HIV/AIDS in New London, Windham, Litchfield, New Haven and Fairfield counties. Applicants must apply for housing assistance through a case manager. If you do not have a case manager click here to view a list of agencies that provide HIV/AIDS case management.

What does EHF pay for?

  • Ongoing rental assistance
  • First month's rent
  • Arrearage/back rent

How much is available?

  • On-going rental assistance: $150 per month for six months. Participants can re-apply at the end of six month period.
  • First month's rent: Up to $2,000.
  • Arrearage/back rent: Up to $2,000. The Emergency Housing Fund will only pay up to two months of back rent.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements to access the fund:

How do I apply?

Applicants must apply for housing assistance through a case manager from New London, Windham, Litchfield, New Haven, or Fairfield county. If you do not have a case manager click here to view a list of agencies that provide HIV/AIDS case management. The case manager is responsible for determining your eligibility and must submit a completed application packet to ACT.

What do I need to provide?

Your case manager will need the following information from you in order to apply for assistance:

  • Documentation of HIV status
  • Proof of income (see below)
  • Rental verification signed by landlord
  • Signed release of information form
  • W-9 signed by landlord (IRS requirement)
  • Ryan White Client Intake form
  • 2-page Use of Funds form

What constitutes income?

  • Any entitlements (e.g. SAGA, SSI, SSD, TANF, etc.)
  • Any income from employment
  • Income from all household members (e.g. husband, wife, partner, roommate, children, etc.)

What can be used for proof of income?

  • Pay stubs
  • Notarized letter indicating income
  • 1099s
  • TPQY
  • Budget Sheet

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