Town of Hopkinton to Offer COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief

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HOPKINTON -- Town Manager Norman Khumalo is pleased to announce that the Town
of Hopkinton will be offering a COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program for

The Emergency Housing Relief Program, funded by Community Preservation Act
funds, was approved at the 2021 Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting. The program will
provide COVID-19-related emergency mortgage and rental assistance for low and
moderate income households.

"The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all, but some have felt the
financial burden heavier than others due to a loss of income or other financial means,"
Town Manager Khumalo said. "To combat this unexpected financial burden, we
encourage residents to apply for our COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program
that will assist them with their housing costs."
Residents should note that mortgage assistance may be provided only to those
households living in housing subject to an affordable housing restriction (recorded deed
restriction) or in exchange for an affordable housing deed restriction. Rental assistance

may also be provided only to households living in units eligible for inclusion on the
State’s Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI).
The COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program is for those who, due to loss of
income or other assistance caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, are in need of help to
pay rent or mortgage.

The program will cover up to 70% of a household’s monthly rent payment or up to 70%
of a household’s monthly deed restricted mortgage payment. Qualified applicants are
eligible for up to three months of housing assistance. This may be for back rent or
mortgage payments, or it may apply to the next successive payments, or a combination
thereof. Those approved for the program will have payments made directly to landlords
and mortgage holders on their behalf.
The deadline to apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program is
Sept. 1 by 4:30 p.m. Click here to learn more and access the application forms.

Submit the application form and all supporting documents by email to Elaine Lazarus at
[email protected], or by mail or in person to:
Town Manager’s Office
Housing Program
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Anyone with questions is encouraged to call or email Elaine Lazarus at 508-497-9701.