Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

Emergency Assistance

  • Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Massachusetts renters with a household income of 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) that are having trouble covering rent and/or utility payments may qualify for assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The program can pay for up to 18 months of arrears or up to 18 months of prospective rental assistance, or a combination, for costs accrued after March 13, 2020.  ERAP can also cover up to $2,500 of overdue utility bills for renters that became due after the start of the pandemic. Visit for more information

    FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
    Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020. Call 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) to complete your COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application with a FEMA representative. Multilingual services are available.

    Free/Low Cost Legal Aid for Renters and Landlords
    A lawyer can advise you about the law, refer you to resources, fill out and file court papers, and represent you. Free pre-court mediation between ​landlords and tenants for ​COVID-19 related lease disputes can help resolve differences. If you are facing eviction, or have received a Notice to Quit, visit Professional Mediation Services for tenants and landlords is also available, visit

    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. 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). Call 833-270-2953 or go online to to apply. 

    Resilient Randolph Fund
    The Resilient Randolph Fund will mobilize resources for emergency assistance and expanded food distribution, with a focus on those who are most economically vulnerable during the pandemic. These funds will cover the costs of essential needs including, but not limited to, rent, mortgage, food, utilities, medications, and other basic necessities. 

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    Apply online at Please call 781-961-0932 with questions.

Town of Randolph

Local Services Providing Food

  • FoodSource Hotline (Project Bread)
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm
    Call: 1-800-645-8333
    Offers information and referrals to local organizations in more than 180 languages

    First Congregational Church
    1 South Main St, Randolph, MA 02368
    Take out Tuesdays: Free meals, 4th Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7:00PM

    Friendly Food Pantry of Randolph
    1 Turner Dr, Randolph, MA 02368
    Hours: Mondays from 12:30-2:30pm and 6:00-7:30pm
    Call 339-987-5577 to arrange for curbside pickup or home delivery

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    Self Help, Inc
    Call: 508-588-0447, ext. 1807

    Meals on Wheels-South Shore Elder Services 
    Call: 781-848-3910


  • Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Massachusetts, including hotlines, updates, and more

    Nursing Home Family Resource Line
    Call: 617-660-5399
    A dedicated telephone line that will connect family members of nursing home and rest home residents with the information and resources they need. 

    MASS 2-1-1 
    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that Massachusetts 2-1-1 will now provide real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages


Pet Owners

Scam Safety

  • Cyber criminals are exploiting the current situation by posing as legitimate medical or health organizations. 

    Federal Trade Commission

    Tips on avoiding coronavirus scams:

    • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
    • Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying that have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
    • Live online job search, interview, and resume assistance
    • Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores.
    • Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.

    Official websites: 

    Massachusetts Department of Health 

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

    World Health Organization

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