Rental assistance programs provide financial rental assistance to low-income persons renting apartments on the private market.
There is a homelessness prevention program called "RAFT" which provides resources of up to $4,000.00 a year. This money can be used to help with moving costs, rent, utility, and security deposits.
This reference guide, provided by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is for Massachusetts residents seeking information on housing for low and moderate income families and individuals. Most housing in Massachusetts is rented or sold through the private real estate market. However, there are numerous agencies and organizations that provide lower cost, subsidized housing for those who cannot afford market rate rents or home prices.