Your response matters.
Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.
Protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like coronavirus disease 2019. Everyone has a role to play in getting ready and staying healthy.
Information about the Public Charge rule and how it may impact you. The public charge rules are complicated and may impact an individual’s immigration status.
Legislation to halt evictions and foreclosures statewide during this crisis was signed into law on April 20th! The moratorium will last for 120 days (until August 18th), or until 45 days after the state of emergency is lifted, whichever is shorter.
Census data directly affects how more than $675 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education, transportation, and much more.
Over 99 percent of all U.S. households will be able to respond to the census in their language.
Beginning in mid-March 2020, you can respond to the census by answering a handful of questions online, by phone, or by mail.
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Right now, there are plenty of services and benefits that you can access online, either to apply, reapply or verify the status of your housing and/or section 8 application, SNAP (Food stamps), SSI/SSDI and others. Please check the links to find the right one.
Using this site, you will be able to apply for state-aided public housing and find any existing applications you may have. Moving forward, as your address changes or other information on your application changes, you will only need to update information at this site. All of your changes will be recorded at the housing authorities where you have applied. If you have questions, please ask staff at your local housing authority to help you.
Applicants submit one application to the centralized waiting list system, operated by GoSection8.com, and their application is automatically added to the waiting list for all 101 participating PHAs. Each participating PHA selects participants to their Section 8 Voucher program off of the centralized waiting list in accordance with their local policy.
SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It was formerly known as food stamps and is run by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). This application is about you, your household, your income, and your expenses. It should only take about 20 minutes.
WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to Massachusetts families who qualify.
The RAFT Program is a homelessness prevention program funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). RAFT provides short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
To find a regional agency, call 1-800-224-5124, or see: