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HELP FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AND TENANTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Did you know that you may be eligible for state assistance with paying your rent or mortgage? If you have lost your job or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Housing and Community Development has programs for low-income renters and homeowners that will help you with past due rent or mortgage payments, as well as future housing costs. 

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. 
 
Summary of the Eviction Diversion Initiative:
The Eviction and Diversion Initiative (EDI) is designed keep people safely housed during the pandemic as we approach the end of the Massachusetts Eviction Moratorium. EDI contains $171 million in resources that include a $100 million commitment for RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition), with an increased benefit cap of $10,000, and $13 million for legal assistance for low-income tenants and owners as they navigate the eviction process. The initiative also includes a commitment to streamline the RAFT application process, provide additional support for the regional housing administering agencies, and allow small owners to apply directly for RAFT benefits.  
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Join REFA today for 2021 and receive the rest of this year for free!

 

 

Here are just a few of the benefits associated with a REFA membership:

 

Advocacy: Through the Greater Boston Real Estate Board’s Advocacy Group, REFA represents members’ interests on the city, state, and national level. Click here to view our Government Affairs page.

 

Committee Involvement: Take advantage of your membership by joining one of REFA's many committees. Our committees continue to meet via video meetings.

 

DEI InitiativeREFA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and working towards creating a more diverse commercial real estate community. For more information, please visit our DEI resource page.

 

EducationREFA holds over 30 programs a year, featuring keynote presentations and panel discussions featuring some of the industry’s most prominent leaders. All of our educational events are now being held as webinars. To learn more, click here to view our events calendar. If you have any interest or questions in upcoming events, feel free to contact me directly!

 

Industry Job Board: The REFA Job Board is an online tool to attract top talent by posting opportunities.

 

Networking Opportunities: While in-person events are on hold for the time being, you can look forward to quality networking opportunities through committees, educational programs, the charitable golf tournament, networking receptions, and the annual REFA Gala.

 

Online Membership Directory: Find other REFA members and their contact information with our online membership directory.

 

Social Media: We are also active on Social Media – Now that you’re a member, join our LinkedIn Group and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

 

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Questions about membership? Email Alex Levine at alevine@gbreb.com.


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