Massachusetts residents have a variety of programs and funding resources they can utilize in the event of housing insecurity, including:

Local Resources

Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (QCAP) is the leading private, nonprofit organization in the Greater Quincy area dedicated to reducing poverty and helping low-income residents achieve financial stability and security. For assistance, call 617-657-5377 x376.

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) offers a variety of programs that connect people with affordable rental and homeownership opportunities. Resources include the Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry (MassAccess), the Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative, and Chapter 40B Monitoring. They are also offering assistance on housing issues related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Find assistance here.

Emergency Shelter. If you are in need of emergency shelter, please click here or call (617) 573- 1106. Find a list of homeless shelters here.

Mass Landlords is a valuable resource for both landlords and tenants. They have information that is updated daily relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and rental housing. Find it here.


Mortgage Payment Concerns: For homeowners concerned about making their mortgage payments, the Federal Housing Finance Agency is a good resource.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Protection: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers a helpful guide to coronavirus mortgage relief options. Find it here.

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Mortgage and Foreclosures: The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is another great resource. It’s important to know your rights. Find the information here.