Housing Assistance for Massachusetts and Rhode Island

MA and RI Housing Assistance:

Massachusetts And Rhode Island residents dealing with housing issues can call the 2-1-1 information hotline to find housing resources.

Massachusetts residents can also access resources here: mass.gov/CovidHousingHelp and visit the frequently asked questions website here, and see the fact sheet here

Rhode Island residents can access housing assistance resources here: http://www.economicprogressri.org/index.php/rental-assistance/


CDC Moratorium

Through December, the CDC moratorium will prevent evictions for non-payment for qualified tenants who submit a written declaration to their landlord. Courts will accept filings and process cases, and may enter judgments but will not issue an order of execution (the court order that allows a landlord to evict a tenant) until after the expiration of the CDC order. Protection is limited to households who meet certain income and vulnerability criteria. Declaration may be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/declaration-form.pdf