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Housing Resources

Housing

The Easton Housing Authority is still accepting applications for both state-aided public housing and Section 8. You can apply online or paper.

Elderly/family/handicapped housing applications can be completed here.

Section 8 application can be found here.  

Shelter

Father Bills & Mainspring House at 54 North Main Street in Brockton, MA 508-587-5441

https://helpfbms.org/support/coronavirus/

 

Some internet housing resources:

www.afforablehousingonline.org

www.massaccesshousingregistry.org

www.housingworks.net

www.metrobostonhousing.org

www.craigslist.com

www.zillow.com

www.hotpads.com

www.trulia.com

www.apartmentfinder.com

 

Rental Assistance

The RAFT Program is a homelessness prevention program funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). RAFT provides short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Contact information and additional information can be foundhere.

**On March 25, Governor Baker announced new funding under the Residential Assistance to Families in Transition (RAFT) program. This funding will provide short-term emergency financial assistance to help eligible Homeowners and Renters by assisting with mortgage payments, rent, utility bills, and other costs.

NeighborWorks Housing Solutions provides RAFTS funds in the town of Easton. Please visit www.nhsmass.org to start the intake waitlist pre-application process or leave a message on the RAFT hotline at 781-422-4204.

Important Information:

DHCD is urging operators and owners of private, affordable housing to suspend all action on nonemergency evictions during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. This guidance also reminds owners and operators that the Massachusetts Housing Court has suspended all non-emergency proceedings during the State of Emergency, and that voucher holders with either project-based vouchers, or mobile vouchers can have their rent re-calculated if there is a loss of income due to the COVID-19 emergency (https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-dhcd-website#guidance-for-private-affordable-housing-operators-and-owners-)

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-dhcd-website

On the state website above, you will find:

  • Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) Program and COVID-19 State of Emergency
  • Guidance for Private Affordable Housing Operators and Owners
  • Guidance for State-Aided Public Housing
  • Guidance for Rental Voucher Holders and Administering Agencies
  • Guidance for Family and Individual Shelter Providers
  • Guidance on Construction
  • FAQ for Cities and Towns regarding FEMA Reimbursement for Quarantine/Isolation Solutions