MASSACHUSETTS RESOURCES AS OF October 1, 2021

 

Need help and don’t know where to start? Dial 211 on your phone 

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE:

  1. Call Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at (800) 645-8333
  2. Apply for SNAP/Food stamps. (877) 382-2363 or go online https://www.mass.gov/snap-benefits-food-stamps
  1. Look for a food resource in your neighborhood: https://www.gbfb.org/need-food

 

HEAT/WATER/ELECTRICITY BILL ASSISTANCE:

1. Dial 211 or go to https://www.mass.gov/info-details/help-paying-your-utility-bill
Apply for Fuel Assistance or (800) 632-8175 https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-home-
heating-and-energy-assistance
2. City of Boston resources: https://www.boston.gov/departments/311/home-heating-help-
tenants
3. Other cities and towns: Service Providers by Town

 

HOUSING ASSISTANCE:

 

  1. The RAFT program can be of help in paying rent, moving costs or utilities and just got a $5 million infusion from the state. To see if you are eligible, click here. To access it call 1-800-224-5124.
  2. Boston residents can call the Boston Office of Housing Stability: 617-635-4200or go to  https://www.boston.gov/departments/neighborhood-development/office-housing-stability/rental-relief-fund

  

RHODE ISLAND RESOURCES AS OF October 1, 2021

 

Not sure where to start? Just call 211 on your phone

To see what Rhode Island public assistance you may qualify for go to: https://healthyrhode.ri.gov/access/am-i-eligible?PAGE_ACTION=LoadWelcome&language=EN

For a full listing of public assistance programs go to: http://www.economicprogressri.org/index.php/guide-to-assistance-full-listing-all-programs/

 

RENT AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE:

  1. Hardest hit fund for homeowners: hhfri.org or call(401) 277-1500
  2. Rhode Island Housing HelpCenter – rent, mortgage, and foreclosure help: 401-457-1130 or https://www.rihousing.com/homeowner-assistance/
  3. Housing Mediation, counseling, and other resources by bank: Read more.

 

Other housing assistance by location:

BLACKSTONE VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM
401-723-4520-238
32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860-2928

THE HOUSING NETWORK OF RHODE ISLAND
401-521-1461
1070 Main Street
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860

COMMUNITYWORKSRI
401-273-2330-109
693 Broad Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02907

OLNEYVILLE HOUSING CORPORATION
401-351-8719
66 Chaffee Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02909

PROVIDENCE HOUSING AUTHORITY
401-709-6400
100 Broad Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903-4129

RHODE ISLAND HOUSING
401-457-1130
44 Washington St
Providence, Rhode Island 02903-1721

 

Healthcare

  1. RIte Care Assistance Program: (401) 462-5300
  2. Prescription Drug Assistance Program from RIRx: https://rirx.com/
  3. Child Care Assistance Program: (401) 462-5300
  4. RIte Share – Healthcare assistance program for families: (401)462-0311 or http://www.eohhs.ri.gov/Consumer/FamilieswithChildren/RIteShare.aspx

  

Food

  1. A list of Food pantries: https://2cyg1u24pr903unzk92wub21-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/FAL-Sep.pdf
  2. SNAP, R.I. Works Program, Cash assistance, other: https://healthyrhode.ri.gov/access/am-i-eligible?PAGE_ACTION=LoadWelcome&language=EN

 

Energy and Heating Assistance

  1. Dial 211 if you are not sure where to start
  2. You may be eligible for a LIHEAP grant, contact your local CAP: https://www.ricommunityaction.org/find-your-community-action-agency/

 

County Specific assistance:

Kent County

Newport County

Providence County

Washington County