ACTON — Town Manager John Mangiaratti and Community Resources Coordinator Laura Ducharme wish to remind the community of a rental assistance program available for Acton residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which began in the spring, are now being accepted. Though there is no deadline for applications, residents are encouraged to submit their applications by Oct. 23 to be considered for assistance in November and December.The program, which is funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will provide housing stability for residents after the statewide eviction moratorium expires on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Acton residents who are at or below 100% of the area median income (AMI), which is $119,000 for a family of four, are eligible to apply.
This program can assist eligible renters impacted financially by COVID-19 through December 31, 2020.
There are also additional local and government resources available to assist with rent and other essential needs, which can be found here.
To request an application, click here.
To learn more about the ERAP Program and other available resources please contact the Community Resource Office at 978-929-6651 or email Ducharme at [email protected]