HomeBASE is the Commonwealth’s re-housing financial assistance program created to help families eligible for the Emergency Assistance (EA) Family Shelter system quickly secure stable housing.

Program Benefits

  • Help with the first and last month’s rent and security deposit for a new apartment
  • A monthly stipend for up to two years to help pay rent (in Massachusetts and only for housing where the tenant’s rent does not go up or down when their income changes)
  • Potentially other expenses, such as furniture, based on the family’s needs’

HomeBASE also provides a case manager for each family to help them tackle housing challenges and gain access to community support, such as:

  • Education
  • Workforce development
  • Childcare
  • Other support services to ensure success as a new tenant

Once a family is found eligible for the EA Family Shelter system, the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) will assess the family’s needs to determine the amount and type of help available through HomeBASE. To find out more information, please visit the Massachusetts State Website.

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Program Contact Information

Homeless Prevention (RAFT, Private Prevention)