COVID-19 Rental/Mortgage Assistance 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 or 508-532-7930 for a paper application or with any questions.

To Submit an Application via email: Please email the application and supporting documents to

To Submit an Application by mail: Please mail application and supporting documents to: Ashland Town Hall, Attn: Emma Snellings, 101 Main Street, Ashland, MA 01721

If you would like to drop off your application at Town Hall, please contact Emma Snellings at or 508-532-7930 to set up an appointment.