Quick


Charles Gaeta
Executive Director
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Gaudet
Director of Management & Operations
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joseph Scanlon
Director of Policy & Finance
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Norm Cole
Director of Planning & Development
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Rental Assistance for Family Transition (RAFT)
 
Contact:
Resource Center
781-581-8640
117 Franklin Street
Lynn MA  01902
 
The Resource Center is currently accepting applications for the FY14 RAFT Program.

In FY13 the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program was expanded to provide a significant homelessness prevention resource across the Commonwealth. RAFT FY14 is focusing on very low income families who are at the greatest risk of homelessness and for whom the benefit will make a stable housing environment possible. 



RAFT provides flexible financial assistance designed to meet each family’s particular needs. Responses include moving cost assistance, rent and utility arrears, rental stipends, and incentives to a primary tenant that will host a RAFT family to keep them from becoming homeless. All interventions will focus on helping families to develop and/or maintain housing and pursue longer term stability.

Target Population- Families at risk of homelessness with (i) a household income not greater than 30 percent of area median income that are homeless and moving into subsidized or private housing or are at risk of becoming homeless; or (ii) a household income greater than 30 per cent but not more than 50 per cent of area median income that are homeless and moving into subsidized or private housing, or are at risk of becoming homeless due to a significant reduction of income or increase in expenses.

Eligible Family Household- A family may be composed of two or more people living together, one of whom is a dependent child under the age of 21 (up until 21st birthday), or a single pregnant head of household.


As the administering agency for the region, LHAND will service the Essex County area for the RAFT program beginning 8.15.12.

Site designed and powered by Stainless Communications.