Emergency Rent Arrears/Mortgage


The Department of Housing and Community Development/DHCD exists to serve Massachusetts residents and ensure that they live with dignity and safety. See their website here or read below to learn more about how to apply in the South Shore region.

Massachusetts can help you with past-due rent payments and utility bills.

For more information on Massachusetts emergency rental assistance visit Mass.gov

Improvements Made to Emergency Rental Assistance Application

Massachusetts made improvements to streamline the application process for emergency rental assistance. The state launched a new single, centralized application that replaces applications used by each individual regional agency. DHCD also expanded the application to allow landlords of any size to apply for emergency assistance on behalf of tenants.