COVID-19 Resources for Renters
Federal, state, and local governments are offering help with housing expenses and avoiding eviction. Find out what this means for you, and what you can do. In Massachusetts dial 2-1-1 to connect with local services or search online at the below links that contain information for renters and landlords.
Get free housing advice
HUD-certified housing counselors are available to help you with your housing situation, discuss your options, and direct you to other local resources.
Call 1-800-569-4287 or find a housing counselor online.
Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder
Help for homeowners
If you've had trouble making mortgage payments because of a COVID-19 related hardship, help may be available. In Massachusetts dial 2-1-1 to connect with information and services.
Massachusetts Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF)
The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) provides financial assistance to help homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
About the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF)
Mass HAF will provide financial assistance to eligible homeowners who have missed at least 3 home mortgage payments to help them avoid foreclosure. If a homeowner's application is approved, funds will be provided to a homeowner’s mortgage servicing company (the company that collects their mortgage payments) in order to apply it to the housing loan).
The Massachusetts HAF Program is being administered by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) and the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance (A&F), the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED), the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and the Massachusetts Division of Banks (the Division).
The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) was created by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). To learn more about the Homeowner Assistance Fund go to www.massmortgagehelp.org or call the Mass HAF Call Center at (833) 270-2953. The Call Center is open Monday-Saturday 8:00am-7:00pm. All calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages.
Additional information: Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder