Housing and Emergency Shelter
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 www.mass.gov/applying-for-rental-assistance-in-massachusetts-to-avoid-eviction for more information
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 evictionlegalhelp.org. Professional Mediation Services for tenants and landlords is also available, visit www.resolutionma.org/.
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, medication, and other basic necessities.
- Online at https://unitedwayconnect.org/comm/SinglePageRegPledge.jsp?EnvelopeKeyHex=654643364D224A3123387E3E&SA=15738982&DA=7177124&SC=RandolphCovid19
- United Way of Massachusetts Bay, PO Box 51381, Boston, MA 02205-1381. Please make checks out to “United Way of Massachusetts Bay” and include “The Resilient Randolph Fund” in the memo of your check.
- You may also give via your Donor Advised Fund by including “The Resilient Randolph Fund” in your recommendation details. Our tax ID number is 04-2382233.
>To Request Assistance
Apply online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBYZognsy7JNv0PunuW0jTy_5w9hQU4addHtFiAWP6h2SVEw/viewform.
Please call 781-961-0932 with questions.
Housing Navigator Massachusetts
A free database of income-restricted rentals from all over the state. View and search online at https://www.housingnavigatorma.org/
Homeless Students in Randolph
Bay State Community Services
1120 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Or contact Steven Gibbons, Homeless Outreach Coordinator.
Direct phone: 857-939-1363
Bay View Inn
135 Adams St, Quincy, MA, 02169
Bridge over Troubled Water Boston
47 West Street, Boston, MA 02111
14-17 years old call: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
18-24 years old call: 1-617-423-9575
Father Bill's Place
38 Broad St., Quincy, MA 02169
Mainspring House - Brockton Coalition for the Homeless
54 North Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Call: (508) 587-5441
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
Massachusetts Defense for Eviction (MADE)
A free, easy to use, self-guided online interview that helps tenants prepare seven key forms needed to defend against an eviction in court.
Massachusetts Emergency Housing Assistance
60 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02184
South Shore Continuum of Care
Residential Assistance to Families in Transition (RAFT)