The state will stop accepting applications for the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) as of 11:59 pm, Friday, April 15. Apply for assistance HERE.

Homes for All MA and Right to the City Boston are distributing this petition seeking extension: SIGN ON HERE.

Households can continue to apply for rental assistance through the RAFT program (more restrictive than ERAP but still available). See this additional information from the MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) below:

Community Based Organization (CBO) Information Sessions  

Our RAFT trainings for community-based organizations are scheduled for April 25 from 12PM – 1:15PM and April 26 from 1PM – 2:15PM.  The 75-minute sessions will provide an overview of RAFT eligibility and policies, and include time for Q&A. Please sign up for a session by clicking the links below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar:  

Tenants, landlords, and advocates can continue to apply for emergency rental assistance by visiting to submit an application via the Central Application.

We also want to highlight an upcoming application deadline for fuel assistance, especially in light of rising energy prices. Local organizations will continue to accept applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through May 13, 2022. Click here for more information about LIHEAP and participating local organizations.

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