Emergency Rental Assistance Programs Database
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The data was collected by a survey conducted in May 2020. After the survey results were published, we asked communities to send us their program updates or missing information. If you see an error, or know of a program that is missing, please tell us by emailing us at kbosse@mhp.net or by filling out this form https://forms.gle/3QShzKiUwpeYMytx9
Municipality Administering AgencyAmount AllocatedFunding SourceMax $ Assistance per household (total)Household Assistance Details (# of months, max per month, etc)Area Median Income ElgibilityProgram TimelineContact infoLink to applicationNotes
ActonRegional Housing Services Office (RHSO)$55,000CARES Act $3,200Up to 4 months of assistance, $ amount based on bedroom size of unitHouseholds up to 100% AMINot specifiedLaura Ducharme, lducharme@actonma.gov https://www.rhsohousing.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif421/f/news/erap_application_packet_8july2020_0.pdf
AmesburyThe Pettengill HouseNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedhttp://pettengillhouse.org/aid4amesbury.aspx
AmherstCommunity Action Pioneer Valley$250,000Trust$3,300Up to 3 months of assistance, $ amount based on 50% of rent up to a certain limit by bedroom sizeHouseholds up to 80% AMIUntil funds are depleted.Janna Tetreault, Assistant Director for Community Services at CAPVhttps://www.communityaction.us/amherstrentalassistance The trust initiated a second round of applications, this time on a first come first serve basis untill the funds run out. The first round was a lottery that ended in August. The Trust decided to remove the preferences that were in place for the first round. Assistance will be provided for up to 3 months and can be paid for arrears back to April 1, 2020 and for future rent. The maximum subsidy amount by bedroom size is 50% of the actual monthly rent up to the following maximum:
ArlingtonTown or Arlington, Housing Corp or Arlington, MCO Housing$400,000 CDBG-CV funds, $300,000 CPA (starting late summer/early fall, $115,000 in donations through Arlington Health and Human Services Charitable Corporation, and $100,000 through Housing Corporation of ArlingtonCBDG-CV, CPA, regular CDBG, and donations$6,000Varies on funding source. CBDG-CV is up to three months of assistance, no more than $2,000 a month.Households up to 50% AMI. Housing Corp of Arlington is housholds up to 60% AMI. Donations through Arlington Health and Human Services Charitable Corp. is less restrictive.
Through the fall.
Erin Zwirko, Arlington Planning and Community Development, ezwirko@town.arlington.ma.ushttps://www.arlingtonma.gov/departments/health-human-services/health-department/coronavirus-information/resources-and-assistance, https://ahhscc.org/arlington-covid-19-relief-fund/,https://www.housingcorparlington.org/homelessness-prevention/
Barnstable County
Housing Assistance Cape Cod (HAC)$100,000HOME$6,000Not specifiedHouseholds up to 60% AMIRenie Hamman, Barnstable County HOME Consortiumhttps://www.cognitoforms.com/HousingAssistanceCorporation/applicationforassistance
BarnstableHousing Assistance Cape Cod (HAC)$300,000Trust$4,000Not specifiedHouseholds up to 80% AMIUntil money runs outAnne Van Vleck, Chief Development Officer, avanvleck@haconcapecod.orghttps://haconcapecod.org/blog/workforce-housing-relief-fund-and-more-new-support/
BelmontMetroWest Collaborative Development$250,000CPA$4,320Benefit equals 50% of Fair Market Rent based on bedroom size for 3 monthsHouseholds up to 80% AMI, preference to 60% AMINot specifiedRachel Heller, heller.housingtrust@gmail.com
https://www.belmont-ma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif2801/f/uploads/housing_trust_flyer_final_7-23-20_color.pdfThe Town did a mailing to all landlords with contact information we got from the assessor's database. Belmont's Municipal Light Company sent the flyer out with bills. And, our Superintendent emailed information to all parents.
BeverlyNorth Shore Community Action Program Inc. (NSCAP)$240,000CPA$3,600Up to 3 months of assistanceHouseholds up to 100% AMI3 monthsDenise Deschamps, Economic Develop Planner, ddeschamps@beverlyma.gov The CPC is planning for a three month program but plans to revisit the situation at the end of that three month period to determine if they would like to consider additional funding.
BraintreeMetro Housing Boston$100,000City funds allocated by Mayor$4,000Not specifiedHouseholds up to 60% AMIEnds August 2020Not specifiedhttps://braintreema.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=357
BrewsterHousing Assistance Cape Cod (HAC)$75,000Trust/CPA$6,000Max assistance is per yearHousehold up to 80% AMI, but 100% AMI for COVID relief.Through 2021Jill Scalise, jscalise@brewster-ma.govhttps://haconcapecod.org/programs/homeless-prevention/Brewster established a rental assistance program that will continue to operate after COVID crisis.
BrocktonNeighborWorks Housing Solution$250,000 CDBG, $250,000 HOME-TBRACDBG, HOME-TBRANot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 50% AMINot specifiedNot specifiedhttps://nhsmass.org/covid-19-response/
BostonCity of Boston$8,000,000Round 1 of a rental relief lottery occurred on 4/13- $3 million, round 2 of the lottery in early June - $5 million in federal stimulus funds.$4,000Not specifiedHouseholds up to 80% AMILottery ended June 22, 2020.Dominique Williams, Duputy Director, domonique.williams@boston.gov https://www.boston.gov/departments/neighborhood-development/office-housing-stability/rental-relief-fund
BrooklineThe Brookline Center$1.2 million from Town Sources plus Private Fundraising via the Brookline Community Foundation$100,000 from Brookline Housing Trust and $375,000 from CDBG and $725,000 from Private Fundraising$3,000Not specifiedNo specific income limit - Funds to be used for emergency needs due to current public health crisis.OngoingBrookline Safety Net Fund, 617-277-8107https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=HQmUXz98l0q6pVK3WxWA1vG9zHoqrNpHjDXQ1mdlObxUNElNUU5YV0dHNU9OSTFWN09TTUIxOUxCSi4uFunds can be used for Rent or Mortgage Payments as well as food, utilities, or appliances/furniture. Available to anyone who lives or works in Brookline. Trained Social workers also link people to public benefits if eligible.
CambridgeCity of Cambridge$1.5 million is available to assist cost-burdened residents with rent or homeownership (excluding mortgage) costs.

Donations were used for Mayor's Distaster Relief Funds, $4,000Not specifiedHouseholds up to 100% AMIThrough end of July 2020Chris Cotter, Housing Director, ccotter@cambridgema.govhttps://www.cambridgema.gov/-/media/Files/citymanagersoffice/COVID19/MDRF/2020mayorsdisasterrelieffundforcovid19informationandinstructions_042120.pdf https://www.cambridgema.gov/covid19/housingfundFirst round was Mayor's Disaster Relief Funds and second round is Housing Stabalization Program.
CantonMCO Housing Services$52,000CPA$7,500Up to 70% of rent or deed restricted mortgage (max of $2,500 per month for up to 3 months, can be current or past dueHouseholds up to 100% AMIThrough end of December 2020Laura Smead (Town Planner), lsmead@town.canton.ma.us 781-575-6575In development by MCO Housing Serviceshttps://mcohousingservices.com/pdfs/rental-relief-application-canton.pdf
ChathamHousing Assistance Corp (HAC)$150,000CPANot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 100% AMI ($96,600 or a family of 4) based on post-COVID-19 gross income or increases in expenses due to COVID-19Through 2021Aly Sabatino, Asabatino@chatham-ma.gov
Chelsea Restoration
$1,250,000CPA$5,000Over 3 months30% Area Median Income (AMI) or below
50% AMI or below
Lottery for assistance conducted and funds all disbursedHelen Zucco, hzucco@chelsearestoration.org, (617) 889-2277
Not available, closedFamilies that are not receiving other assistance may be eligible
EasthamHarwich Ecumenical Council for Housing (HECH)Not specifiedTrust/CPA$6,000Max assistance is per yearHouseholds up to 80% AMI, but 100% AMI for COVID relief12 month program starting August 2020Paul Lagg, Eastham Affordable Housing Trust, 508-240-5900 ext.3228https://hech.org/hech-programs/eastham-rental-assistance/Eastham already had a rental assistance program for residents and expanded it for COVID relief using the existing administering agency.
EasthamptonRFQ in process$300,000CPA$3,000Not specifiedHouseholds up to 100% AMIOne yearJamie Webb, Assistant Planner, jwebb@easthamptonma.govTBD
EastonMetroWest Collaborative Development$80,000Trust$3,000Up to 3 months of assistanceHouseholds up to 80% AMINot specifiedRobyn@metrowestcd.orghttps://www.easton.ma.us/newsdetail_T1_R819.php
Once the initial phase has run, the Easton Affordable Housing Trust will work with Metro West to evaluate and revise / expand / amend the program as warranted.
EssexAction Inc.Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedHousholds up to 80% AMINot specifiedAction Inc., 978-282-1000https://actioninc.org/rental-and-mortgage-assistance-now-available/
FitchburgMOC, Inc.$230,000Trust, CDBG-CVNot specifiedUp to 3 months of assistanceHouseholds up to 80% AMINot specifiedWendy Lopez, MOC wlopez@mocinc.orgHouseholds in Need would contact the Family Resource Center for a referral to Wendy, Wendy screens applicants and refers them to the best match for assistance, (CDBG-CV, ERMA, RAFT, etc.)Includes rent, mortgage, and utilities
FraminghamCity of FraminghamNot specifiedFor emergency fund, the city is using CDBG and CARES act funds.$5,000Up to two months of documented expensesNot specifiedNot specifiedCommunitydevelopment@framinghamma.gov 508-532-5457https://www.framinghamma.gov/2901/Housing-AssistanceFramingham has existing rental assistance program and developed an additional program that is less restrictive for COVID relief
GeorgetownGeorgetown Affordable Housing Trust$22,000Trust$3,000Not specifiedHousholds up to 80% AMIThrough end of JunePaul Nelson, GAHT, paul_nelson@verizon.nethttps://www.georgetownma.gov/affordable-housing-trust/pages/affordable-housing-trust-emergency-rental-assistance-program-new
GloucesterAction Inc.Not specifiedCPANot specifiedNot specifiedHousholds up to 80% AMINot specifiedAction Inc., 978-282-1000https://actioninc.org/rental-and-mortgage-assistance-now-available/
GraftonMCO Housing ServicesNot specifiedCPA$6,000Up to $2,000 a month for 3 monthsHousehold up to 80% AMI
Great BarringtonConstruct BerkshireNot specifiedTrustNot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 100% AMINot specifiedCourtney Kimball, ckimball@constructberkshire.orghttps://www.gbhousing.org/rental-assistance
HaverhillHaverhill Department of Community Development$400,000CBDG-CV, HOME, One Haverhill Fund through United Way$2,100Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedhttps://www.cityofhaverhill.com/COH%20Emergency%20Rental%20Flyer%20with%20Link.pdf
HollistonHolliston Youth and Family Services$25,000CARES Act$2,000Not specifiedNot based on income, based on needNot specifiedJaclyn Winer, 508-429-0620https://www.townofholliston.us/youth-and-family-services/news/holliston-rent-mortgage-relief
HudsonTown of HudsonNot specifiedTrust$1,500Up to $500/month for 3 monthsHousholds up to 80% AMIEnds in MayJack Hunter, DIrector of Planning and Community Development, jhunter@townofhudson.orghttps://www.townofhudson.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif3281/f/uploads/assistance_flyer.docx.pdf
IpswichAction Inc.$100,000TrustNot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 100% AMIJune 2021Christina Aubin, chistinaa@ipswitchma.govhttps://actioninc.org/rental-and-mortgage-assistance-now-available/Participants will pay up to 40% of their income toward their rent or mortgage payments and the program will pay the balance (up to 60%). If participants do not have income, Action will work with them to help them gain income. Each landlord will be required to sign a contract in which they agree to accept the funds and not evict the tenant for the duration of the program.
LenoxConstruct BerkshireNot specifiedTrustNot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 100% AMINot specified
Courtney Kimball, ckimball@constructberkshire.org
LexingtonTown of Lexington$275,000Existing Lexington Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF) recieved additional donations in response to COVID-19 crisisVaries by needNot specifiedVaries by needOngoing programAmanda Loomis, Planning Director, aloomis@lexingtonma.govhttps://www.lexingtonma.gov/human-services/pages/emergency-financial-assistance
LittletonLittleton Elder and Human Services Department$50,000Trust/CPA$3,450Maximum benefit is based on rental unit size, so the maximum total is $3,450 for a household with a 3-bedroom rental unitHouseholds up to 80% AMIUntil $50,000 runs outMauren Toohill, Town Planner, mtoohill@littletonma.orghttps://www.littletonma.org/elder-and-human-services/pages/emergency-rental-assistance-program
MaldenMalden Redevelopment Authority$750,000CDBG-CV, CPA$3,600Maximum benefit is based on rental unit size and for one month's rent, so the maximum total is $3,600 for a household with a 5-bedroom rental unitHouseholds up to 50% AMILottery closed.Alex Pratt, Community Development Director, apratt@maldenredevelopment.comhttps://www.cityofmalden.org/735/Rental-Assistance-Program-for-COVID-19
ManchesterAction Inc.Not specifiedTrust/CPANot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 100%AMINot specifiedAction Inc., 978-282-1000https://actioninc.org/rental-and-mortgage-assistance-now-available/
MarshfieldUnited WayNot specifiedDonations Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedhttps://unitedwaymassbay.org/covid-19/local-funds/marshfield/Marshfield Community Fund will be flexible to respond as the needs of the Marshfield community evolve. Immediate needs have been defined as support for rent and other housing needs, food, utilities, internet connectivity for families with school-aged children, childcare and access to out-of-school time programs, medications and other basic needs. Priority will be given to those who are most economically vulnerable to this crisis.
Martha's Vineyard
Dukes County Regional Housing Authroity$150,000Permanent Endownment of Martha's Vineyard donations, additional CPA funds for rental assistance, and other local fundsNot specified1 month's rent based off of 100% AMI rent calculationHouseholds up to 80% AMIOngoing program, can allocate additional funds if neededDavid Vigneault, DCRHA, david@housingauthoritymv.orghttps://dcrha.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/eerp-updated-5-11-20.pdfExisting program expanded in response to COVID-19
MaynardRegional Housing Services Office (RHSO)$70,000Trust/CPA$3,2001 BR $1,400 ($350/month for 4 months)
2 BR $2,000 ($500/month for 4 months)
3 BR $2,600 ($650/month for 4 months)
4 BR $3,200 ($800/month for 4 months)
Households up to 100% AMIStarts August 1, 2020Rick Lefferts, Maynard AHT Chair, rtlefferts@aol.com and Liz Valenta at RHSO liz@rhsohousing.orghttps://www.rhsohousing.org/home/urgent-alerts/covid-19-information-affordable-households-updated-july-2-2020They are seeking additional funding to expand the program but it is not approved. (July 31, 2020)
MedfordABCD and Housing Families, Inc.$125,000, another $125,000 will be released after a pending report about the demand of the program, considering CARES Act and CDBG fundingCPANot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 80% AMINot specifiedABCD, housing@bostonabcd.orghttps://bostonabcd.org/service/rental-assistance-in-medford/
MiltonMetro Housing Boston$100,000HOME$4,000Not specifiedHouseholds up to 60% AMIEnds in August 2020Not specifiedhttps://www.townofmilton.org/planning-community-development/pages/local-emergency-rental-assistance-fund
MonsonWay Finders$127,500CPANot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 60% AMIAt least a yearDaniel Laroche, Town Planner, dlaroche@monson-ma.govhttps://www.wayfinders.org/way-finders-housing-center-services
NantucketNantucket Food, Fuel, and Rental Assistance$500,000Interfaith Council fundraising, CPA Town, Community Foundation for Nantucket, and ACK Saves.Up to $5,000 of assistance, $6,000 for elderly and long-term ill/injuredNot specifiedHouseholds up to 80% AMIOngoing program, but added Town/CPA $ is for a year.Janis Carreiro, nffra@assostnantucket.orghttps://www.assistnantucket.org/This is an existing program.
NatickNatick Service Council$15,000 in Trust to supplement existing program that uses HOME-TBRA fundsTrust, HOME-TBRANot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedTed Fields, Senior Planner, tfields@natickma.orghttps://natickservicecouncil.org/
NewburyportThe Pettenghill House$100,000Trust$4,500$1,500/month for up to 3 months of assistanceHouseholds up to 80% AMIUntil funding runs outKatelyn Sullivan, Planner, kesullivan@cityofnewburyport.comhttp://pettengillhouse.org/newburyport_rent_assistance.aspxAHT is considering an out of round CPA request for additional funds. (7/31/20)
NewtonMetroWest Collaborative Development$2.5 million: $500,000 is CDBG-CV and $2 million from CPACDBG-CV, CPA$15,000Up to $2,500 per month for 6 monthsHouseholds up to 80% AMI, priority to households up to 65% AMIJune 2020 lotteryAmanda Berman, Director of Housing and Community Development, aberman@newtonma.govhttp://www.newtonma.gov/gov/planning/hcd/affhousing/default.aspAt their September 15 meeting, the CPC met with Newton's Housing staff for a presentation on the status of the Rental Housing Assistance program. The CPC unanimously voted to approve the staff recommendation to amend the program to provide up to six months of assistance to low income households which have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. Previously, the funding was only available for a 3 month period.
NorfolkNorfolk Municipal Affordable Housing Trust$50,000CPA$1,500Up to 3 months of assistanceHousehold up to 80% AMITBDSusan Jacobson, sjacobson@norfolk.ma.ushttp://www.virtualnorfolk.org/boards-committees/affordable-housing-trust/
North AndoverThe Greater Lawrence Community Action Council$100,000Trust$3,00050% of tenant's rent/month , max of $1,000 per month for up to 3 months of assistanceHouseholds up to 100% AMIUntil September 2020Laurie Burzlaff, lburzlaff@northandoverma.govhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1wJMGyIm0cYpECRUcJJYYL6Wg6ypthyx2/view
NorwoodSouth Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC)Not specifiedCARES Act funds$4,000Up to $4,000 is available per household over a 12-month periodHousehold up to 80% AMINot specifiedNot specified
PittsfieldBerkshire Regional Housing Authority$100,000 CPA, $119,000 CDBGCPANot specifiedUp to 3 months of assistanceCPA funds will be for Households up to 80% AMI, up to 50% AMI for CDBGUntil September or October 2020Justine Dodds, Community Development Program Manager, jdodds@cityofpitsfield.orgNot specified
RandolphUnited WayNot specifiedDonationsNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNeighborWorks Housing Solutionshttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBYZognsy7JNv0PunuW0jTy_5w9hQU4addHtFiAWP6h2SVEw/viewformThe Resilient Randolph Fund will cover the costs of essential needs including, but not limited to, rent, mortgage, food, utilities, medications, and other basic necessities. At this time, this fund is not intended to support nonprofit capacity. It will rather focus on the basic needs of families. Priority will be given to those who are most economically vulnerable to this crisis. All donations will be collected by United Way and distributed by South Shore Stars and NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, established Randolph nonprofit organizations with a track record of administering assistance funds.
RevereMetro Housing Boston$1,000,000CARES ActNot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 80% AMINot specifiedNot specifiedhttps://www.revere.org/departments/public-health-division/coronavirus/covid-19-rental-assistance#relief
RockportAction Inc.Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 80% AMINot specifiedAction Inc., 978-282-1000https://actioninc.org/rental-and-mortgage-assistance-now-available/
SalemNorth Shore Community Action Program Inc. (NSCAP)Not specifiedHOME, City funds, CPA, and CDBG-CV$1,000$500/month for up to 2 months. Rent reducation request part of program, see notes*Up to 50% AMI
Until funds are depleted over next 2 years
Amanda Chiancola, Senior Planner, achiancola@salem.comhttps://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/492061e9133a4026bbe39d40ea299ce7A key requirement of the program is that the applicant has to have requested a reduction in rent from their landlord. They do not have to receive the reduction but they need to ask for it. Some of Salem's community banks, are offering homeowners the option to defer at least three months of mortgage payments during this crisis, if their lender is participating and they can demonstrate a financial impact from COVID-19. Deferred payment amounts are added to the conclusion of the mortgage and spread out over the same timeframe. No late fees will be charged and deferrals are not reported to credited agencies.
SomervilleCommunity Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS), RFP for emergency fund, see notes*$1.5 millionCDBG/CSBGTypically, a cap of $250 per person and $1000 per householdNot specifiedHouseholds up to 50% AMINot specifiedDavid Gibbs, Executive Director, dgibbs@caasomerville.orghttps://www.caasomerville.org/somerville-cares-fundSomerville has a general Emergency Assistance fund, the Somerville Cares Fund. It accepts applications for rental assistance, but other needs (food, medicine, diapers) are prioritized over rent, and no rental assistance has been given out of the fund to date. The SCF was established as a partnership of the City of Somerville, United Way, and Community Action Agency of Somerville. On June 5 Somerville City started a ERAP with $1.5 M CDBG/CSBG.
StoughtonStoughton Housing Authority$510,000CPA$9,000$1,500/month, up to 6 months and 70% of rentHouseholds up to 100% AMISeptember 2020Colleen Doherty, SHA Exec.Directorhttps://www.stoughton.org/community-preservation-act-committee/files/covid-local-emergency-housing-assistance-program-info Program includes arrearage back to 4/1/20. Application period has been extended by 60 days to Sept.
StowMCO Housing$300,000CPA/Trust$3,885$1,295/month for up to 3 months of assistanceHouseholds up to 80% AMIJune 2020Mike Kopczynski, Stow AHT, mgkstow@gmail.comhttps://mcohousingservices.com/pdfs/rental-relief-infopack-stow.pdf
SudburyRegional Housing Services Office (RHSO)$20,000Trust$2,400$300-$800/month depending on unit size for up to 4 monthsHouseholds up to 100% AMINot specifiedElizabeth Rust, RHSO, liz@rhsohousing.orghttps://www.rhsohousing.org/sudbury/news/sudbury-emergency-rental-assistance
SpringfieldWay Finders$1,404,414 of HOME, $389,005 of CDBGHOME, CDBGNot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 80% AMINot specifiedJanette Vigo, Chief Program Officer, Way Finders, jvigo@wayfinders.org https://www.wayfinders.org/housing-center/support-for-renters
WalthamCity of WalthamCity previously allocated $2,700,000 of city funds, $1 million allocated by CPACPA/city funds$5,400Up to 3 months of assistance based on bedroom sizeVarious AMINot specifiedDeb Flanagan. Asst. Housing Supervisor, dflanagan@city.waltham.ma.ushttps://www.city.waltham.ma.us/sites/g/files/vyhlif1386/f/uploads/applicant_guidelines_english_final.pdf
WatertownMetroWest Collaborative Development$150,000 donations, $175,000 CDBGDonations - MA COVID Relief Fund, CDBG$1,000 for donations, CDBG differs by # of bedrooms3 monthsHouseholds up to 80% AMIDeadline is 9/24 and then rolling until all funds are disbursed.Robyn Rufo, Robyn@metrowestcd.org https://metrowestcd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Watertown-WCF-Rent-Assistance-Flyer.pdf, https://www.watertown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/30015/Watertown-Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Flyer-final
WellfleetHomelessness Prevention Center$205,000CPA$6,000$6,000 over a yearHouseholds up to 100% AMIThrough 2021Not specifiedhttps://www.hpccapecod.org/covid-19-resource-center
WestfordNot specified$36,000CPA/TrustNot specifiedNot specifiedHouseholds up to 50% AMI3 yearsRob Downing, Municipal Trust Chair, rob@robdowning.comNot specifiedTrust started planning before COVID-19
WeymouthNeighborWorks Housing Solutions239,773CDBG-CV $4,000Up to 3 monthsHouseholds up to 80% AMI12 months from start of contract or until funds expireChristine Howe, Grants and Procurement, chowe@weymouth.ma.usUnder Development
WilliamstownBerkshie Housing Development Corp.$20,700 Trust, $75,000 CPATrust/CPA$500 - or $1,000 in extreme situationsNot specifiedHouseholds up to 100% AMINot specifiedTom Sheldon, tom.e.sheldon@gmail.comhttps://williamstownma.gov/2020/05/14/rental-assistance-program/
YarmouthHousing Assistance Cape Cod (HAC) and Hands Of Hope$108,000Trust, CPA$5,000Not specifiedHouseholds up to 100% AMIVarious programs expiring between May and June 2021Mary Waygan, Affordable Housing/CDBG Program Administrator, mwaygan@yarmouth.ma.usHAC Funds; https://haconcapecod.org/blog/workforce-housing-relief-fund-and-more-new-support/ Hands of Hope Funds: 508-432-1312, churcheshoh@comcast.net, Please call or email to initiate application process.
South Berkshire Consortium, see notes*Construct Berkshire$220,000Foundation funding$1,000Not specifiedHouseholds up to 80% AMIRollingJune Wolfe, Housing Director, jwolfe@constructberkshire.orghttps://constructinc.org/programs/Communities included: Sheffield, Mt Washington, New Marlborough, Sandisfield, Monterey, Tyringham, Lee, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, Alford, Richmond, Becket, Otis, EgremontAdditional program being developed to create a micro-loan progarm for households 80-120% of AMI. Loan would be for $1,000-$2,5000 at a 2% interets rate, 3 month deferred payment and options for extensions.
Cape & the Islands, see notes*Housing Assistance Cape Cod (HAC) $914,000Donations, various town allocations$5,000Not specified, several months.Households up to 100% AMINo end date.Cassi Danzl, HAC, cdanzl@haconcapecod.orghttps://haconcapecod.org/blog/workforce-housing-relief-fund-and-more-new-support/Housing Assistance has established the Workforce Housing Relief Fund to provide urgent and ongoing assistance with past due rent or mortgage payments or other housing-related expenses for current, year-round Cape Cod and Island residents who are losing income due to the coronavirus.* Please note that the Cape communities using HAC are in in separate rows to show what each community contributed. Therefore the funds noted in those rows are all included in Cape and Islands row's total