At Risk of losing housing
Individual / Adult household or Family household: pregnant or with children under 21
If you are at risk of losing housing, looking for housing search help or RAFT financial assistance or low-income waitlists like Section 8 or Public Housing or homeowner facing foreclosure or mortgage:
Regional Housing Agencies:
Metro Housing Boston (617-425-6700)
NeighborWorks Housing Solutions (781-422-4204)
Quincy Community Action Programs offers monthly workshops on how to complete affordable housing applications: Go to https://www.qcap.org/upcoming-events/
Individual / Adult household or Family household
If you are at risk of losing housing, facing eviction with a Summary Process [court date] OR agreement for judgement OR experiencing domestic violence:
For domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault or dating violence contact DOVE’s 24-hour Crisis Hotline (617-471-1234) or (888-314-3683)
Father Bill’s & MainSpring’s Tenancy Preservation Program [TPP] if the Head of Household has a disability that is tied to the eviction (508-944-9502)
Quincy Community Action Programs/ QCAP may have financial assistance for people in the greater Quincy community, call for availability (617-479-8181 x376)
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.
RAFT offers flexible financial assistance designed to meet each family’s particular needs. Eligible uses include:
- moving cost assistance
- rent and utility arrears
- rental stipends
- utility bills.
- helps families who must move but do not have enough money to pay a security deposit, utility startup costs, or first/last month’s rent, and furniture (no more than $1000 of the family’s can be paid for furniture).
- Families cannot get more than $4000 within a 12-month period.
For RAFT eligibility and/or questions, please contact NeighborWorks Housing Solutions at (781-422-4204)