by Jennifer Swift
Feb 3, 2014
09:59 PM
Connecticut Politics

Malloy Proposes Re-Opening, Adding Funds to Elderly Renter's Assistance

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a proposal to add $6.5 million to the fund which provides assistance to the state’s elderly renters Monday.

The elderly renter’s rebate program had been closed to any new applicants by the general assembly last year. Malloy’s proposal re-opens the program to new applicants, and allows for an additional 12,700 seniors to apply for it. About 40,000 residents already benefit from the program.

The program gives reimbursement to lower income elderly or fully-disabled renters to offset expenses, and can range from $50 to $900 depending on need and status.

“Connecticut’s senior population is already one of the largest in the country and continues to grow – something we need to take into account when we make strategic decisions about the future of our state,” Malloy said in a press release.  “We are taking the necessary steps now to ensure we can support the growing needs of our elderly residents, which includes giving seniors the right amount of support and access to a living situation that is safe, decent and affordable.”

 

 

Malloy Proposes Re-Opening, Adding Funds to Elderly Renter's Assistance

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