- Economic & Community Development
- Housing & Community Development
Housing & Community Development Resources
The Office of Economic and Community Development offers connections to many housing and community development resources.
|Emergency Housing Assistance
||Find information about who can assist you in this time of need and give you guidance on shelter services.
|Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT)||RAFT provides short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.|
|Offers RAFT assistance.for Middleborough|
|South Middleboro Methodist Church||The Clothing Cupboard: apparel, infants to adults|
|MeetingHouse Church||Love in Action Food Pantry and The Clothes Closet|
|Central Congregational Church||Caring Center Food Pantry|
|St. Vincent de Paul Society||Sacred Heart Food Pantry, clothing vouchers, emergency help with rent, heat, lights, shelter, transportation|
|South Shore Community Action Council||Provide information and referrals for local services and supports as well as short-term emergency financial assistance for eligible households impacted by COVID-19|
|Mass Housing Partnership||First-time homebuyers|
|Citizens Housing and Planning Association||Affordable housing listings, Homebuyer workshops|
|HOME Consortium||First-time homebuyers, Housing rehabilitation (offer income eligible homeowners a non-forgivable, 0% interest, no monthly payment loan, due and payable when the property is sold, transferred, or otherwise encumbered)|
|Neighborworks Housing Solutions||First-time homebuyer education, Rehabilitation loans, Lead paint removal, Veterans housing|
|South Shore Community Action Council||Fuel Assistance, Heartwap, Weatherization, Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program, Transportation, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
|Habitat for Humanity||Home ownership for families in significant need, Brush with Kindness home renovations
|MassHousing||Home ownership resources|
|Mass Dept of Housing & Community Development||Rental assistance programs provide financial aid to help low-income persons rent apartments other than apartments in public housing developments.
|Massachusetts Community Mediation Centers
||Landlords can participate in free, pre-court mediation offered by the Massachusetts Community Mediation Centers when a structured, interactive process could help preserve a tenancy.
|Tenancy Preservation Program
||The Commonwealth strongly urges owners and managers to inform tenants facing eviction for past due rent of the Tenancy Preservation Program, which is available to tenants with disabilities who are facing eviction as a result of behaviors related to a disability such as mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, or aging-related impairments.|
|Mass Housing Partnership||Rental Financing|
|Citizens Housing & Planning Association||Rental Assistance|
|Tenant Rights||Tenants should be aware of their rights and the remedies available to them as a tenant in Massachusetts. Learn the most common types of tenant rights in this guide.
|MassHousing||Find affordable rental housing|
|Middleborough Housing Authority||MHA’s main priorities are to provide and maintain affordable rental units to persons of low income; to promote home-ownership housing opportunities; and to endeavor to meet local housing needs through community partnerships.|
|Office of Economic & Community Development||The Private Affordable Housing Rental Program is intended to assist persons of low to moderate income in identifying and applying for affordable rental units in the Town of Middleborough, made available through local Housing Development Support Program Grants.
|Public Housing Assistance Programs||There are different types of housing available for low-income families, elderly persons, and those with disabilities. Congregate and supportive housing with assisted living services may also be available.
Energy/Utility Assistance and Rebates
|Home Energy Assistance Programs||DHCD's Energy Programs provide eligible households assistance with home heating services.
|Sustainable Middleborough||Their goal right now is to help residents save energy and lower their heating bills. You can also apply for an energy audit as well as find out of utility rebates.|
|South Shore Community Action Council||Home Energy Assistance Program|
|Middleborough Gas & Electric Dept||Utility Rebates|
|The Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund||Providing energy assistance to hundreds-of-thousands of residents in temporary crisis who are struggling to pay their energy bills and do not qualify for federal or state energy funds.|
|Dept of Transitional Assistance
Assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency. DTA serves one in seven residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food assistance (SNAP benefits), as well as workforce training opportunities.
|Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF)
|| Provides financial assistance to qualified families caring for children with special health needs and disabilities. The CICRF can help families with certain medical and related expenses that are not covered by insurance, public benefits, or other financial sources.
|Middleborough Family Resource Center||Referrals to local services in housing, transportation, nutrition, clothing, employment, insurance, childcare, parent workshops, support groups, tutors and extracurricular programming|
|WIC Office||Healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthcare referrals|
|Middleborough Council on Aging||Information, services, programs and activities, Daily Luncheon Program, Meals on Wheels, an Adult Supportive Day Program, Transportation
|Health Imperatives||Vital health and human services, WIC food program
|Northeast Health Services||Mental health counseling|
|Public Health Nurse||Blood pressure clinics, Communicable disease and food borne illness, Food service inspections, Home health supervision visits
|Independence Associates||Assistance with disability issues, Self advocacy, Independent living skills, Options counseling, Peer counseling, Personal care management