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 federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) and SHERA program will stop accepting new applications on or around April 15, 2022. Households will still be able to apply for rental assistance from the more targeted, state-funded RAFT program.
To apply for Emergency Assistance and speak with a Homeless Coordinator please call (866) 584-0653.
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.**
GBLS offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19. Staff is working remotely providing critical services to clients. If you are a current client, please contact your advocate directly. If you are seeking services for the first time, please contact the Eastern Region Legal Intake at 617-603-1700. For more information on how COVID-19 is impacting legal cases and what your rights are, please click here.
617- 603-1700 or 1-800-342-LAWS (5297)
Our call center’s hours during the pandemic are:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9AM-12PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:30PM-3:30PM
If you need help with rental assistance or free legal assistance relating to housing or eviction, please contact our Homelessness Prevention & Legal Services Program hotline at (781) 322-9119 x146.
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
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