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Belmont COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
NEW Deadline: November 10 

Do you need help paying your rent?

This program helps Belmont renters who lost income and are having trouble paying rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants are eligible for up to three months residential rental assistance. If you are a Belmont resident in need of assistance, apply to this program. Also call 211 to learn if your household is eligible for state-funded resources.

An eligible renter household is one who: 

  • Currently lives in Belmont.
  • Has reduced income because of COVID-19.
  • Has annual income at the time of application at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI). Preference will go to households with 60% AMI or below.
  • Households receiving a subsidy from another rental assistance program are not eligible (Section 8, public housing, Massachusetts Rental Voucher program or similar).

Household Size

1 person

2 person

3 person

4 person

5 person

6 person

Income Limit 
80% area median







How to apply:

  • Email Merkeisha@MetroWestCD.org (preferred method) or call 617-504-8868.
  • TYY users please call 711. FREE translation assistance is available.
  • Application Drive-Up Assistance – Complete an application with staff or drop off your documents! Rain or Shine! Monday, October 26th 4-6pm at 59 Pearson Road Belmont.
  • Lottery will occur after the November 10th deadline. Applications received after the deadline will be added to the waitlist and assistance will be awarded until funds are exhausted.

Applications are being accepted now.

email Merkeisha@MetroWestCD.org