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GBREB Volunteers and Metro Housing Boston Team up to Help With Rent Relief Efforts

The Greater Boston Real Estate Board and Metro Housing|Boston are teaming up to help building owners and tenants who are having trouble paying rent and mortgages due to the pandemic.  They will be hosting an event on Saturday, October 16 to help those in need to complete and submit applications for assistance. GBREB and Metro Housing will host the event for property owners and individuals who have made an advance appointment and have all of the necessary documents. They will meet with a trained Realtor® volunteer who will assist them in preparing and electronically submitting the application.

If you need help but cannot attend the workshop, visit mass.gov/CovidHousingHelp  to get connected with regional agencies that can help you apply for funds and stay in your home.   In addition, DHCD has also provided a list of frequently asked questions  for owners about accepting state rental assistance. 
 
Teaming Up With Metro Housing Boston

Rent Resources

If you’re a renter having trouble paying your rent, utilities, or other housing costs – or if you’re a landlord trying to stay afloat with tenants in this situation – help may be available. State and local programs are distributing billions of dollars in rental assistance to help renters stay housed during the pandemic.

Visit the CFPB’s Rental Assistance Finder to find out what this means for you and what you can do.  The CFPB’s site also includes resources to help renters and landlords understand other resources to help navigate various financial hardships related to the pandemic.
Rental Assistance

REFA invites you to submit nominations for the Swain Award to be presented at the 2021 REFA Gala on October 26th


The Robert S. Swain Jr. Distinguished Service Award is an annual recognition of an outstanding contribution made to the real estate industry either by lifetime example or specific achievement. 
 
This year’s Gala will be a celebration of coming together and supporting each other and our community through a challenging time.  We recognize that so many have done so much. 
 
At REFA, and through the Swain Award, we want to recognize individuals, companies or groups in the CRE industry who have made a significant impact in the last year managing through the pandemic.  This could come in the form of assisting with COVID logistics, testing and vaccine rollout, offering housing or rent relief, financial contributions, above and beyond support for employees, or anything else that merits recognition.

Submit your REFA Gala Honoree Nomination

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