The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) provides financial assistance to help homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Office of Housing Stability
The state has announced that those in need of COVID-related Housing Assistance — including assistance with Rent, Utilities, Security Deposit, First and Last month's rent and up to $1,000 for furniture payments — can now apply utilizing the RAFT application at our Regional Housing Agency Partner Metro Housing Boston.
The US federal eviction moratorium has been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Remember: Your landlord cannot evict you; Only a judge can.
Worried about eviction? You still have options
Congress has allocated more than $45 billion in rental assistance to address the crisis, and only a sliver of the money has been spent so far. If you’re approved for the relief, you could get up to 18 months of rent covered.
Just applying can help you stay in your home longer.
Massachusetts Temporary Eviction Ban
Massachusetts is banning evictions against those with a pending rental assistance application.
If your landlord is refusing to cooperate, about a quarter of the programs now allow the assistance to go directly to the tenant.
If you’d like help from an expert, contact the city at 3-1-1, contact the Revere Housing Stability Officer, or call the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at (800) 569-4287. You can also https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/housing-counseling/rental-eviction/ for other local resources.
Eviction Guide for Renters
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness has developed a Step-by-Step Guide for renters that are at risk of eviction. You can find the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) guide at the following link: Step-by-Step Guide for People at Risk of Eviction
SEEK HELP IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PAY YOUR RENT
**All Tenants Are Still Required to Pay Their Rent.**
Chelsea Legal Services
The City of Revere has partnered with Chelsea Legal Services to create and manage the Revere Legal Clinic in order to assist those in the community facing evictions and housing issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Revere Legal Clinic will provide holistic legal services to the disenfranchised, economically disadvantaged, disabled, and elderly Revere residents regardless of income level or immigration status. If you face conflict with your landlord or are in danger of losing your housing, please call the number below to review your options.
Residents should call the office directly at 617-466-3037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
The Revere Legal Clinic will provide the following services:
- Landlord-Tenant mediation
- Representation in eviction proceedings
- Other housing legal issues
- Chelsea Legal Services is committed to providing low-cost legal services to the disenfranchised, disabled and elderly residents living in Revere.
- Free or low-cost legal services are available to Revere residents on an income-based sliding scale.
- Please contact the Revere Legal Clinic to learn about eligibility.
- The Revere Legal Clinic provides services in English and Spanish. Language interpretation services are available to assist speakers of other languages.
Contact the Revere Legal Clinic
- Due to the pandemic, the Revere Legal Clinic offices are unable to take walk-ins.
- Residents should call the office directly at 617-466-3037 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Housing Stability Office's RAFT Tutorial Video
Landlords are eligible to apply for financial assistance on behalf of their tenants who are overdue on rent due to COVID. All adult household members must sign a Tenant Consent form in order for the Landlord to complete this process.
Unsheltered Homelessness Resources
The City of Revere partners with a number of key resources for unsheltered homelessness.
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