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Housing and Community Development: Emergency Housing Financial Assistance

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC and COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
20 Centre Street, third floor
Middleborough, MA 02346
(508) 946-2402

Janis K. Akerstrom, Director
jakerstrom@middleborough.com

Current Funding Availability

Unfortunately, the funds for this program have been spent down for the remainder of this fiscal year. To find out about future fund availability please check back at a later date or call:

South Shore Community Action Council
Plymouth, MA
508-747-7575

For other sources of emergency assistance please check the OECD's "Community Resource Guide."

For more details about this program, please see below:

Overview: The Middleborough-Lakeville Emergency Housing Financial Assistance Program offers emergency direct assistance and referral services to Middleborough and Lakeville low-moderate income residents. The Town of Middleborough Office of Economic and Community Development and South Shore Community Action Council (SSCAC), a Community Action Program serving the South Shore region of Plymouth County, have worked collaboratively on this program. SSCAC accepts applications and administers these funds.

The 2010 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) fund provided the following emergency financial assistance for:

 

 

 

a) past due rental payments to maintain current housing with payments made directly to the landlord,

b) first and/or last month’s rent or security deposit to obtain a new apartment with payments made directly to the landlord,

c) mortgage payments.

Project Participation Eligibility: Any low-moderate income family from Middleborough or Lakeville within the income guidelines are eligible for Emergency Housing Financial Assistance (when funds are available). Eligibility is determined by the gross income of all family members over the age of 18, as well as family size. The CDBG Program follows HUD income guidelines. All Emergency Housing Financial Assistance applicants are required to complete a Fuel Assistance application to determine income eligibility. Program participants also complete a program-specific intake form that will collect data required for CDBG reporting.

Participant Selection: Participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis upon submission of a completed application.