Temporary Financial Assistance

Resources for Residents

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE DUE TO COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19, the City of Framingham will provide relief of rent, mortgage, and/or utility payments for two (2) months to alleviate the burden for households that have lost their employment and primary income as of March 10, 2020.

Please click on the preferred language link below for the application form.

APPLICATION

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FLYER

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QUESTIONS?

For more information or questions, please call Community Development at (508) 532-5457 or email communitydevelopment@framinghamma.gov.

emergency rental and mortgage assistance (ERMA) Program

The ERMA program will provide direct funding to eligible households who have suffered financial hardship during the State of Emergency put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19.

ERMA will expand eligibility for rental and mortgage assistance to more low-income households who have been impacted by the crisis by adjusting the income threshold beyond the state’s traditional Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program. This includes households within the 50-80% range of Area Median Income (AMI). 

ERMA will provide up to $4,000 for eligible households to pay rent or mortgage payments in arrears going back to payments due April 1, 2020. Beginning July 1, applicants can reach out to the eleven agencies that administer RAFT on the state’s behalf, this includes the nine Housing Consumer Education Centers, as well as LHAND and the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance.