The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless is working to keep you and your clients abreast of the ever-changing landscape of resources and services available during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Below is the first of many updates that will follow in the days and weeks ahead that will give you, your colleagues, and clients information on moratoriums on evictions and utility shut-offs, financial assistance available, and how to access needed resources now and after the immediate crisis subsides.

We have been providing updates on resources and advocacy opportunities on our website and social media channels, and wanted to share those updates with you here. We also This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about what you are seeing and what the unmet needs are in your community as the new reality sets in.

Below you will find updates on the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) homelessness prevention program, which has received a $5 million infusion of new funds from MassHousing to address needs related to COVID-19. The flyer is available as a PDF in both English and Spanish.

Learn more about the RAFT program on our website and on Mass.gov. Please note that for RAFT purposes, the definition of "family" includes all household sizes and configurations, such as households with children under 21, unaccompanied youth, elders, and people with disabilities.

Office Updates:

Due to COVID-19, HRA's physical office space will be closed to the public until further notice. 

HRA staff will be available via telephone and email.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 





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