Watertown Residents Can Apply for Rental Assistance

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Watertown residents struggling to cover their rent due to the COVID-19 outbreak can apply for rental assistance of up to $1,000.

The Watertown Community Foundation has teamed with MetroWest Collaborative Development and Wayside Youth & Family Network to provide rental assistance for families who are behind (or arrear) in rent. The assistance will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Watertown Community Foundation received funds from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, said Executive Director Jan Singer.

“Our grants from MA COVID-19 Relief Fund have gone directly to MetroWest Collaborative Development, who is administering the program,” Singer said.

Information about the grants:

The Assistance

Applicants are eligible for up to $1,000 in assistance to cover rent arrearages.

The Eligible Households Households must provide two things:

1) Evidence of a reduction in income due to COVID-19
2) Evidence of rent arrearage

The Process

To begin the process, contact Robyn Rufo at: Robyn@metrowestcd.org (fastest method) or 617-923-3505 x 5. She will provide you information and next steps.

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