The Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) and Emergency Rental & Mortgage Assistance (ERMA) programs provide financial assistance to individuals and families at risk of being displaced or forced to leave their homes due to COVID-19 employment loss. Both the RAFT and the ERMA programs can provide eligible households up to $10,000 to help keep their housing, obtain new housing, or otherwise avoid becoming homeless, regardless of source of income or lack of income.
The RAFT and ERMA applications, in English and Spanish, can be found at: www.fcrhra.org/emergency-assistance/raft
Funds can be used for:
Rental or mortgage arrearages
Short-term rental stipends
First & last month’s rent
For more information contact the Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority (FCRHRA) at (413) 863-9781
Eligibility: Guidelines and income eligibility applies. RAFT is targeted to households up to 50%AMI while ERMA focuses on households between 50- 80% AMI. Additional eligibility guidelines can be found at: https://www.fcrhra.org/images/am-PropertyApplications/Extras/RAFT-ERMA_FlyerGG.pdf or call the FCRHRA at (413) 863-9781 ext. 150 for more information.