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PROGRAM UPDATE:  The Renter’s Rebate Program is now under the Department of Social Services and supervised by Vivian Hernandez, Community Project Coordinator.  To make an appointment for Renter’s Rebate located at 999 Broad Street, please call 203-576-7147 or send an email to

Please Note: Mail-in applications will not be considered, and walk-ins will not be accommodated.

For the Elderly and Totally Disabled Residents of the City of Bridgeport


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. Renters' rebates can be up to $900 for married couples and $700 for single persons. The renters' rebate amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone) made in the calendar year prior to the year in which the renter applies. Applications may be submitted between April 1st and October 1st.   

Elderly couple smiling in front of a window holding a small wooden house

Who is Eligible?

The Connecticut Renters’ Rebate Program maximum income for a single person to qualify is $43,800 or $53,400 for a married couple, learn more about the income guidelines. In addition to meeting the criteria above, applicants must meet:

  • a one-year state residency requirement;
  • be 65 years old or older or under 65 years and eligible to receive social security disability benefits by December 31, 2023.
  • If you’re 50 years old or above and the surviving spouse of a renter who at the time of the renters’ death had qualified and was entitled to the rebate, you may reapply.
  • To be eligible, recipients must meet the qualifications.

To Apply:

Please note: Application period opens April 1st and the deadline to apply is October 1st.

  • Walk-ins will not be accepted

  • Appointments must be made: Bridgeport residents who would like to apply must contact the Community Project Coordinator by calling 203-576-7147 or by sending an email to to complete the application process and set up an appointment. 
  • To speed up the process, please print and fill out the top part of the form ahead of time: Renters' Rebate Form
  • Print the checklist of necessary documents and bring all that apply to your appointment: Checklist Form