COVID-19 Information for Affordable Households

Things are changing quickly, but we are working hard bring you information on what is happening in our member towns, and what you can do to stay safe and productive. Most local Boards of Health provide up to date information on COVID-19. Your Town’s website will be an excellent resource during this time.

Each Town's area of our website contains several sources of help and information, including:

  • Finding out where and how to get food and medication delivered
  • Getting emergency financial assistance with rent or utilities
  • Other urgent resources or social service needs, including unemployment benefits
  • New legislation on eviction and foreclosure moratoriums
  • Volunteer opportunities

Keep in mind that due to the proximity of our member towns, some of the town-specific resources will overlap communities. If you don’t see what you need in your Town area of our website, check other nearby Towns for additional resources.

The RHSO office will be closed indefinitely, but we will be monitoring inquiries via email and phone messages. Be well and be safe.

Below are general COVID-19 resources and information from various state and federal agencies specifically geared towards housing and affordablility. 

COVID-19 Affordable Housing Updates from Citizens Housing and Planning Association

MA Dept of Housing and Community Development COVID-19 Info 

COVID-19  Resources from Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporation

Metro Housing Boston Rental Assistance

MassBay United Way COVID-19 Family Support Fund

Families First Coronoavirus Response Act H.R.6201 -  provides paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.

HUD Foreclosure and Eviction Suspension Notice

Federal Housing Finance Agency - Relief for Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac mortgages

Federal CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

Greater Boston Legal Aid Website (English)

Greater Boston Legal Aid Website (Spanish)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has a list of suggestions and resources that can be found on their website