CTPOA joins newly formed Connecticut coalition of housing and community advocates
Groups seeks to identify and reduce the barriers to housing for certain renters in the community
By: the CTPOA
Currently, the group is analyzing what will make it easier for the homeless, the reentry population leaving prison, or those with multiple evictions to secure decent accommodations. So far, it's been determined many landlords fear renting to high-risk tenants because they have to go through a lengthily eviction to remove that renter from the premises; they claim the risk outweighs the reward.
There is hope for creating a new pilot program that will provide owners financial benefits such as rental guarantees and legal expense reimbursement while the tenant participants will be provided free "Readiness to Rent Counseling."
CTPOA is now requesting that landlords help us gather information to inform the coalition members of their previous experiences and we have linked an anonymous survey to the CTPOA website, http://www.ctpoa.com. The survey results will be made available on our website once completed.
Please be honest with your answers. Note, we have two survey links on our site, one is specific for New Haven landlords only and the other is generic for statewide landlords. Please take about 15 minutes to answer the questions and help us create a program that is designed to benefit both renters and property owners.
Bob De Cosmo
Manager, the CT Property Owners Alliance, LLC