Housing and Emergency Shelter

  • COVID-19 Resources

    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. 

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    >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 
    Call: 781-961-6237
    Email: duanek@randolph.k12.ma.us

    Bay State Community Services
    1120 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169
    Call: 617-471-8400
    Or contact Steven Gibbons, Homeless Outreach Coordinator. 
    Email: sgibbons@baystatecs.org
    Direct phone: 857-939-1363

    Bay View Inn
    135 Adams St, Quincy, MA, 02169
    Call: 617-328-3705
    Email: Info@baystatecs.org

    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
    Call: 617-770-3314

    Mainspring House - Brockton Coalition for the Homeless
    54 North Main Street
    Brockton, MA 02301
    Call: (508) 587-5441

    Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
    Call: 781-595-7570

    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
    Call: 617-573-1106

    South Shore Continuum of Care
    Call: 866-584-0652

    Residential Assistance to Families in Transition (RAFT)