The Center collaborated with housing attorneys from across Connecticut to draft a letter addressed to Governor Ned Lamont, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and members of Connecticut’s General Assembly. The letter was sent today.

We asked for legislation that would require the Judicial Branch to:

(1) automatically extending deadlines in eviction and foreclosure cases and homeowners’ law days or sale dates and

(2) placing a statewide moratorium on all evictions and foreclosures until the threat of COVID-19 infections recedes.

We are encouraged that the General Assembly has already taken steps to exercise its emergency powers to respond to this crisis, including by supporting the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency. We hope that it will continue to exercise its power to protect tenants and homeowners who are vulnerable to COVID-19 infections and at risk of homelessness, which may put them at even greater risk of serious infection.