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Eviction Diversion Initiative: Service Organization Trainings

Trainings on the Eviction Diversion Initiative are for service organizations and staff to better understand each component of the effort to prevent evictions in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These trainings aim to provide information to Massachusetts service organizations and their staff in on the Baker-Polito Administration's Eviction Diversion Initiative. This new effort provides a new set of tools and resources to prevent evictions in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DHCD is offering online trainings and will upload the video and presentation materials, including an FAQ, as they become available. 

Trainings will cover different components of the Eviction Diversion Website, including: ERAP, RAFT/ERMA, HCECs and their role, Mediation Centers, Rapid Rehousing services and legal assistance.

On this page you can also find information on how to help applicants submit an application. It is very important that applicants submit complete applications with required documentation. The checklist below is available as a PDF on this page and on our Public Information Campaign page.

This slide shows the four categories of documentation required for ERAP applications

 

Trainings are ongoing and will be uploaded as they become available. Please check this site for updates. 

Table of Contents

Eviction Diversion Initiative: ERAP Trainings and Resources

Training:

EDI Online Training Tool for service organizations and partners. 

Webinars:

Federal ERAP Training for Landlords, 5-7-21 (YouTube)

Federal ERAP Training for Landlord, 5-7-21

Federal ERAP Training for Landlords, 4-8-21 (YouTube)

Federal ERAP Training for Landlords, 4-8-21

Federal ERAP Training for Advocates, 4-7-21 (YouTube)

Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Instructor Led Training for Advocates (presentation)

Federal ERAP Training for EDI Stakeholders, 3-25-21

EDI Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Instructor Led Training (Presentation)

Federal ERAP Training for the Courts, 3-23-21 (YouTube)

Federal ERAP Training for the Courts 3/23/2021 (Presentation)

Federal ERAP Training for HCECs, 3-31-21 (YouTube)

Federal ERAP Training for HCECs 3/31/21 (Presentation)

Training Guides:

It is very important that applicants complete applications in full when they first submit the application to a regional administering agency. It can take additional time if applications are incomplete, or if caseworkers are unable to get in contact with the applicant and/or the landlord.

We also encourage tenants to inform their landlord they are applying for rental assistance, as their information will be necessary to complete the approval process. 

We have created new guides and FAQs to help community based organizations and service organizations assist households in submitting a complete application.

Further documentation guidance

Eviction Diversion Initiative Training: HCECs

Additional Resources

Eviction Diversion Initiative Training: Mediation Centers

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Eviction Diversion Initiative Training: Rapid Rehousing

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Eviction Diversion Initiative Training: Legal Services

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Eviction Diversion Initiative - Tenancy Preservation Program (TPP) Training

Additional Resources

ARCHIVED MARCH 2021: Eviction Diversion Initiative Training: RAFT and ERMA

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Date published: November 3, 2020
Last updated: November 3, 2020
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