COVID-19 Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program

2021- Ashland COVID19 Rental Assistance Program

February 10, 2021:

Please note two changes to the Ashland COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program. First, mortgage assistance is available only to those properties with an affordable housing deed restriction. Second, if the eviction process has been started, additional assistance may be available. Please contact Emma Snellings to discuss this option.

It is no longer necessary to contact Emma Snellings before applying, please use the applications below.


November 23, 2020 Update:

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.