COVID-19 Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program

ASHLAND COVID-19  RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

November 23, 2020 Update:

Please contact Emma Snellings at esnellings@ashlandmass.com or 508-532-7930 before applying to the program.

The COVID-19 Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program will be undergoing some changes to its funding, and new program materials will be shared soon. Please contact Emma Snellings at esnellings@ashlandmass.com or 508-532-7930 before applying to the program.


July 22, 2020 Update:

Please note a few updates to the program materials. The application for rental assistance and mortgage assistance are now two separate applications. In addition, the guidelines have been updated to include more details on the mortgage assistance program. 

In response to the loss of income to households due to Covid-19, this program has been created and funded by the CARES Act funds granted to the Town of Ashland and the Affordable Housing Trust utilizing their Community Preservation Act funds. This program seeks to be efficient and responsive. It is temporary in nature. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis starting on July 7, 2020. Applicants are eligible for:

Up to three months rental or mortgage assistance (Assistance can be used to pay current and future rent, or pay rent that is past due since 3/1/2020)

Amounts available are:

  • $1200 / month for an efficiency/studio
  • $1400 / month for a 1-bedroom
  • $1600 / month for a 2-bedroom
  • $2000 / month for a 3+-bedroom
  • If the assistance amount is greater than the rent amount, only the rent amount will be granted.

Please contact Emma Snellings, Assistant Town Planner at esnellings@ashlandmass.com or 508-532-7930 for a paper application or with any questions.