We are delighted to share with you CRT’s 2021 Annual Report – Facing the Future Together, in which we detail some of our many success stories from the past year.
As you will see in this year’s report, CRT worked closely with the community and our funders/donors to help our customers meet their needs throughout the pandemic.
With Federal CSBG Cares funding – we established an Emergency Client Assistance fund – which at the time of printing helped over 220 households address urgent needs to maintain housing. Today, the number of households assisted has grown to 622 households.
As the report centerfold reveals, we had an opportunity to celebrate our community. CRT unveiled a gorgeous mural at our multi-service center in Hartford honoring the work and legacy of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, along with four other powerful women leaders. It is truly a magnificent piece!
We thank you for your partnership and support of our work and mission: Preparing our Community to Meet Life’s Challenges and look forward to future opportunities.
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This past weekend, CRT was once again a guest on “The Beat of CT” with Jenny Boom Boom and DJ Meechie on Hot 93.7 FM. We talked about recruiting for our YouthBuild employment program, and the new June 15, 2021 deadline to apply for the CT Energy Assistance Program.
Give a listen to get all the details.
Great news for people living in Connecticut! The deadline to apply for the CT Energy Assistance Program is extended to Tuesday, June 15, 2021! The Community Renewal Team (CRT) can help individuals and families complete the application by phone, email, or in-person at our multi-service center in Hartford located at 395 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford.
CRT spoke with Kevin Nathan from NBC Connecticut about this important deadline extension, and how to apply for the program.
Featured photo by Dan LeFebvre on Unsplash.
Hartford – Spring may be here, but many of us are still worried about those home-heating bills! Do you know how you will pay to heat your home this year? Will you have the financial resources to do so?
If you are worried about how you will pay these big monthly expenses, the Community Renewal Team (CRT) may be able to assist you with your home-heating costs!
Fortunately, the deadline for all eligible households to apply for the CT Energy Assistance Program has been extended to Tuesday, June 15, 2021!
CRT can help individuals and families complete the application by phone, email, or in-person at our multi-service center in Hartford located at 395 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford.
The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program is available to both homeowners and renters living in Connecticut to help them cover their home-heating expenses during these difficult times.
CRT is encouraging everyone throughout the state of Connecticut to find out if they qualify for this FREE program.
Who qualifies to receive help from the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program?
There are income eligibility requirements to qualify for the CT Energy Assistance Program, and the Community Renewal Team can help you check to see if you are qualified.
In fact, the income eligibility requirements, per household, are quite generous – there is no harm in checking to see if you qualify, and there’s no shame in using this important service!
According to the Connecticut Department of Social Services, decisions regarding eligibility are based on the number of people living in your household. Specifically, household size includes both homeowners and renters that pay separately for heat; AND renters whose heat is included in the rent, as long as more than 30% of gross income is paid towards rent.
- For a single person, the income level is up to $37,645.
- For two people in the home, the income level is up to $49,228.
- For a household of 4 people, the income level is up to $72,394.
So again, many more people may be qualified this year than previously thought possible – it is worth checking to find out!
What types of home-heating options are covered by the CT Energy Assistance Program?
For those who qualify for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, home-heating assistance pays for a household’s primary heating source, and this includes many different ways to heat your home. Heating sources include: oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, coal, and even wood and wood pellets.
How do I apply for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program?
CRT maintains a call center with representatives ready to speak with individuals and help them complete their application over the phone. The call center representatives speak both English and Spanish.
If you live in Central Connecticut (i.e., Hartford County or Middlesex County), the fastest way to apply for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program is to call CRT’s Energy Assistance Hotline @ 860-560-5800.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, ALL Applications can be taken over the phone – this is for the health and safety of both CRT’s staff, and for the individuals applying for Energy Assistance.
Outside of Central Connecticut, please call 2-1-1 to find the Community Action Agency that can assist you.
CRT’s hotline number is: 860-560-5800, and it is available 24-hours a day – if you leave a message, someone will get back to you!
You can also visit the Energy Assistance Page for more information.
For more information, please contact CRT’s Communications Director, Jason Black at 860-230-4535.
There have been multiple snow storms this winter, and they serve as a reminder about the costs for heating your home during these cold months. CRT’s Director of Energy Services, Patricia Monroe-Walker, spoke with Caitlin Burchill from NBC Connecticut about the CT Energy Assistance Program, and how to apply for this valuable resource. As she says, no one should have to choose between “are we going to eat, or are we going to have heat?” Watch this report to learn more.
Get more details in this report on NBC Connecticut.
If the latest winter storm has you wondering how you will be able to pay your home-heating bills, find out if you’re eligible for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. In Central Connecticut, individuals and families can apply through the Community Renewal Team (CRT).
“Good Morning Connecticut Weekend” with Sarah Cody on WTNH News 8 shared details about this money-saving program, and how households can apply now.
CRT’s Communications Director, Jason Black, joined morning host Gary Byron (shown above) on the Talk of Connecticut (WDRC 1360 AM) to share multiple updates about CRT programs and services, including:
- The new Community Asset Building Initiative (CABI) partnership program with Liberty Bank to help people in Hartford and Middlesex Counties achieve the dream of home ownership.
- The CT Energy Assistance Program and how to apply for help.
- CRT’s unique assisted-living facility, The Retreat, for low-income seniors age 65 and over. A few apartments are available now.
Give a listen over on Facebook to find out more.
Feeling the economic pinch these days? You may be eligible for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program to help pay your home-heating bills this winter.
You can also find out if you qualify for Weatherization services to make your home more energy efficient all year long!
Check out this CRT interview with Margaux Farrell on Fox 61 to learn more about how you can get support from these valuable programs.
Sign up now for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program!
Are you familiar with the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program? This free program can help you to pay for your home-heating costs this winter! CRT can help you to apply now!
And, this year, more households than ever before may be qualified for this valuable service. Fuel deliveries will begin on November 2, 2020, so now is the time to apply!
CRT spoke with Shannon Miller from NBC Connecticut about how people can apply now:
For more information, visit the Energy Assistance page or call the hotline at 860-560-5800. Call center representatives speak both English and Spanish.