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  • RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition)

    Agency: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

    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
    • Security deposits
    For more information contact the Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority (FCRHRA) at (413) 863-9781

    Agency: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

    Languages Offered: English, Spanish

    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.

    Area(s) Served:
    • Franklin County

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