HOUSING ASSISTANCE

HELP WITH RENT OR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS

The state's Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) and Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance (ERMA) programs may provide income-eligible households with up to $10,000 to pay overdue or future rent or mortgage costs. 

Avon, Canton, and Stoughton residents can apply for funds through the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC)- 

(508) 872-0765

You may qualify for assistance if your household size/income fall in these parameters in Canton or Stoughton:

                 RAFT        ERMA

               Maximum   Maximum

               Income       Income

1 person:  $44,800   $67,400

2 people:  $51,200   $77, 000 

3 people:  $57,600   $86,650

4 people:  $63,950   $96,250

5 people:  $69,100   $103,950

6 people:  $74,200   $111, 650

7 people:  $79,300   $119,350 

You may qualify for assistance if your household size/income fall in these parameters in Avon:


                  RAFT          ERMA

                Maximum  Maximum

                 Income      Income

1 person:  $33,350   $53,350

2 people:  $38,100   $60,950 

3 people:  $42,850   $68,550

4 people:  $47,600   $76,150

5 people:  $51,450  $82,250

6 people:  $55,250  $88,350

7 people:  $59,050  $94,450 

Homeowners may also want to contact the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Consumer Advocacy and Response Division (CARD) at (617) 727-8400. They can provide assistance for homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage.

Emergency Shelter info can be found HERE.

LOCAL HOUSING AUTHORITIES

Avon Housing Authority
ONE FELLOWSHIP CIRCLE
AVON ,  MA   02322
508-588-1847

Canton Housing Authority
660 WASHINGTON STREET
CANTON ,  MA   02021
781-828-5144

Stoughton Housing Authority
4 CAPEN STREET
STOUGHTON ,  MA   02072
781-344-6599

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

The COVID Eviction Legal Help Project (CELHP) provides free legal help to tenants and owner-occupants across Massachusetts. To learn more about CELHP, changes to the law, and links to other resources, like rental assistance and mortgage assistance, visit EvictionLegalHelp.org

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AS A RENTER

Visit this page to learn about your rights as a renter during COVID-19.