Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

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Rent Relief Resources

Attention Allston Brighton residents and landlords!

There are funds available to help residents who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are having difficulty paying their rent. Please note that these funds are not administered by the Allston Brighton CDC. Learn more about available funding from the City and State below!


The Boston Rental Relief Fund

The Rental Relief Fund Rental will provide up to $17,000 in assistance for income eligible households for up to 18 months for:


-current rent

-future rent

-utility arrears, and

-moving-related expenses


MetroHousing Boston Emergency Housing Payment Assistance

Metro Housing|Boston’s Financial Assistance department includes many programs, activities, and resources that can help prevent eviction and homelessness. These initiatives, such as RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition), and ERAP (Emergency Rental Assistance Program) are funded by public contracts and private grants and donations, and help low-income renters to achieve housing stability and better lives.

RAFT may provide eligible households up to $7,000 that can be used to help keep their housing, obtain new housing, or otherwise avoid becoming homeless, regardless of source of income, or lack of income. If your housing crisis is COVID related, households may be eligible for ERAP for rental arrears, security deposits and/or assistance with utilities.

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