The Coalition provides a number of programs to assist those who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. For more information on each, please click on learn more.
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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:
We are proud to announce that Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless‘s A Bed for Every Child program is one of 130 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation‘s $20 Million Grant Program. Our Lynn-based organization was chosen from a total of 738 applicants during a competitive review process.
“We are thrilled to be a grant recipient of the Cummings Foundation $20 Million Grant Program for A Bed for Every Child’s Big Kid Bed Initiative.” Robyn Frost, Executive Director. “A toddler moving into a Big Kid Bed is a childhood milestone. Yet that milestone cannot be met for far too many toddlers growing up in poverty simply because their parents cannot afford to purchase a bed. The Big Kid Bed initiative will make possible for over 300 toddlers to have a new bed of their own thanks to the Cummings Foundation.”