Services for Acton Residents

Acton Programs to assist Low and Moderate Income Residents

Capital Improvement

The Acton Community Housing Corporation (ACHC) administers a Capital Improvement Program using funding sources such as Community Preservation Act Funds. Households with incomes up to 100% of the Area Median Income (AMI) are eligible for capital improvement grants. All units would have to be deed restricted affordable units to qualify for assistance. Click here for application.

Contact: Acton Community Housing Corporation, Acton Town Hall, 472 Main St, Acton, MA 01720, achc@acton-ma.gov, 978-263-9611

Closing Cost and Mortgage Assistance

The Acton Community Housing Corporation provides modest grants for closing cost assistance or mortgage assistance to eligible first time homebuyers purchasing deed restricted affordable units, and current homeowners of deed restricted units. Click here for application.

Energy Assistance

  • For residents under the age of 60, please contact the Town of Acton Community Services Coordinator for assistance in accessing energy assistance –
    http://www.acton-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=116 or 978-929-6651
  • For residents 60 years of age or older, please contact the Town of Acton Council on Aging Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator at coa@acton-ma.gov or 978-929-6652

Financial Assistance

Several programs are available through the Town of Acton Community Services Coordinator:

  • For residents under the age of 60, please contact Laura Ducharme, Community Services Coordinator, at 978-929-6551 or see http://www.acton-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=116.
  • For residents 60 years of age or older, please contact the Town of Acton Council on Aging Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator at coa@acton-ma.gov or 978-929-6652.

Housing

Acton Community Housing Corporation

The Acton Community Housing Corporation (ACHC) is the town board charged with facilitating affordable housing for working families and individuals with modest incomes. The ACHC primarily focuses on moderate income households seeking home ownership and moderate income rental units.

http://www.acton-ma.gov/index.aspx?NID=79

Acton Housing Authority (AHA)

The AHA is a public agency that provides affordable public rental housing units in the Town of Acton and rental assistance in the form of subsidies to low-income individuals and families so that they can rent housing in the private market.

http://www.acton-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=80

http://www.actonhousing.net/Home.aspx

Transportation

CrossTown Connect

The Town of Acton is a member of Cross Town Connect, a transportation management association that operates in the participating communities of Acton, Boxborough, Concord, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, and Westford, MA. CrossTown Connect offers key programs that improve mobility in the region, and works to give members a voice on transportation policies, legislation, and projects. Please see the CrossTown Connect website - www.crosstownconnect.org - for more information. Below is information on two of the transportation resources available as a result of CrossTown Connect.

The MinuteVan Dial-A-Ride

The Town of Acton offers the MinuteVan Dial-A-Ride service. This unique shared-ride community transportation program is provided on weekdays to anyone who requests it. Travel must be in and around the Acton area (up to 3.5 miles from Acton’s Town Hall).

Trips may be booked either at 978-844-6809 or through the on-line booking link at www.minutevan.net.  Trips must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

The MinuteVan Rail Shuttle

This commuter shuttle runs from the West Acton Fire Station located at 258 Central Street, Acton and the Mt. Calvary Church lot located at 472 Massachusetts Ave (the lot entrance is on Prospect St.) to the MBTA Commuter Rail Station in South Acton.
For more information call 978-844-6809 or see www.minutevan.net

Veterans’ Services

The Acton Veterans’ Service Officer is available to help you to understand and receive the benefits you are entitled to as a veteran or spouse of a vet. Please call 978-929-6614 or send an email to: vso@acton-ma.gov for more information and to set up an appointment.