The City of Newton COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program provides emergency rental payments to income-eligible households who have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19.

 

Applicants are eligible for:

  • Up to three months of assistance
  • The program will cover 70% of a household’s monthly rent, with a maximum monthly assistance amount of $2,500 per household (or $7,500 per household for three months)
  • Mortgage assistance is only available to those income eligible households who reside in affordable deed-restricted units. The program will cover 70% of a household’s monthly deed-restricted mortgage payment, with a maximum monthly assistance amount of $2,500 per household.

 

An “eligible” renter household is one that:

  • Currently lives in the City of Newton
  • Has reduced income because of COVID-19 (and can demonstrate this financial hardship)
  • Has an annual income (at the time of application) at or below 80% of Area Median Income
  • Households currently receiving rental assistance (i.e. Public Housing tenants, RAFT, Section 8, MRVP or other locally administered support) are also eligible for this program

 

The final application deadline is June 30, 2021. To begin an application, contact Robyn Rufo at robyn@metrowestcd.org.

For more information: visit this website and this flyer

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