Mattress Recycling Program

Effective November 1st, 2022, mattresses are no longer eligible for waste disposal in the state of Massachusetts. Please see here for information on how to dispose of a mattress or box spring in the City of Revere.

Office of Housing Stability

The Office of Housing Stability assists tenants and landlords in navigating complicated housing issues, resources, and external agencies.

 

The Housing Stability Office is going through staff changes, please call 311 for questions and concerns regarding housing assistance. For RAFT related questions and assistance, please contact the State Housing Coordinators (866) 584-0653

Housing Assistance is Available! 

Click here for Housing Assistance Applications
For instructions check out the Housing Stability Office's RAFT Tutorial Video.

Housing Assistance

Housing Assistance is Available! 

The Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program helps keep households in stable housing situations when facing eviction, loss of utilities, and other housing emergencies caused by loss of income, increase in expenses, or both. RAFT helps all kinds of households by providing up to $10,000 per household to help preserve current housing or move to new housing. RAFT can cover utilities, moving costs, and overdue rent costs, as well as future rent in limited situations. 

The following documentation is required to apply: 

  1. ID for Head of Household (such as a state issued driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport) 
  1. Proof of Current Housing (such as a lease, tenancy agreement, or tenancy at will agreement) 
  1. Verification of Housing Crisis (such as a Notice to Quit, an eviction notice, a utility shutoff notice, or documentation showing an inability to stay in your current home due to health, safety, or other reasons) 
  1. Income Verification. In addition, after you apply, the Regional Administering Agency (RAA) or Rental Assistance Processing (RAP) Center processing your application will need to verify your income. They will attempt to do this automatically through a data match with other benefits programs and will reach out to you to provide income documents if necessary. 

You must submit a complete application with all required documents to receive benefits. 

Additionally, we encourage tenants to reach out early to their landlords and inform them about their application for RAFT. Landlords or property management will be needed to complete the process. 

For Special Accommodations

Applying online is the most direct and efficient way to apply for financial assistance. If you are unable to assist your client in completing the online application, please call the state housing coordinators at (866) 584-0653.

Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF)

The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) provides financial assistance to help homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check eligibility for the Massachusetts Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF)

Apply for HAF

Eviction Protection

The US federal eviction moratorium has been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court
Remember: Your landlord cannot evict you; Only a judge can.

Get help

Learn about going to court for an eviction case 

Get information about preparing for court and what to expect at the first court date in an eviction case. 

Lawyer of the day 

A legal assistance program including volunteer lawyers at some courthouses 

Lawyer for the Day programs across various courts provide basic legal advice, help you understand relevant laws and your rights, and assist you in filling out court forms. They do not go with you into the courtroom, but can equip you to better represent yourself in court. 

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.**

Greater Boston Legal Services

 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.

Volunteer Lawyers Project

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

Housing Families

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.

Tenant Resources

More Resources

Housing Stability Office's RAFT Tutorial Video

Landlord Resources

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.  

 

RAFT Application

Unsheltered Homelessness Resources

The City of Revere partners with a number of key resources for unsheltered homelessness.

Need Help Now

State Guide for Families
If you are a family that needs shelter tonight
Need a Shelter Tonight
If you are an individual that needs shelter tonight find the nearest community that can assist you.
Youth In Need of Assistance
Find the nearest community that can assist you.
Contact Information
Revere 311

3-1-1
Julia Newhall
Substance Use Disorders Initiatives Office
(339)440-7950
Marc Silvestri
Veterans Service Office
781-286-8119
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