Housing Assistance During the Pandemic

housing assistance and guidance during
the covid-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Initiative Overview

A comprehensive set of resources to support tenants and landlords during the financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts covid-19 housing resources and guidance

Resources and Guidance for more information about housing during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Guidance for renters

    On October 17, the state moratorium on evictions ended. Renters may still be protected from some types of evictions by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) eviction moratorium through July 31, 2021.
  • Guidance for homeowners

    For more information on housing foreclosures


Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) programming and guidance to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on normal operations, including guidance from Local Housing Authorities, private landlords, Regional Administering Agencies, service providers, municipalities, and more

MetroWest Mediation Services, Inc.

MetroWest Mediation Services, Inc. is a non-profit community mediation agency, founded in Framingham in 1979, that provides a constructive way for residents, organizations, and businesses to resolve conflict. The organization provides support services in cases such as housing eviction, neighbor disputes, civil cases, and divorce & family conflict.

Attorney general Maura Healy eviction help request form

The statewide moratorium on evictions has expired. Your landlord still needs a court order to evict. If your landlord tries to make you leave your home without a court order, or you need help applying for rental assistance, fill out this form with the Attorney General’s Office.

Centers for disease prevention and control (CDC) Eviction Moratorium declaration