Bitter Cold in the Forecast
Mayor Wu declared a cold emergency in Boston from Friday, February 3, through Sunday, February 5, due to the extreme cold weather in the forecast. BCYF locations will be activated as warming centers on Friday and Saturday during their normal hours.
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Financial Assistance for Renters

Programs are available to provide financial assistance to renters in Boston who are facing a housing crisis.

Rental Relief Fund

The Rental Relief Fund provides financial assistance to qualified renters affected by COVID-19. 

Rental Relief Fund

To apply for the Rental Relief you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at or below 50% AMI (Area Median Income) according to the standards set by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). View the income limits.
  • Be at risk of homelessness, eviction, or housing instability.
  • Be economically impacted due to COVID-19.
  • NOT be a full-time college or graduate student.
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