11 Apr Metro Housing|Boston, Beacon Communities Assist Residents of Georgetowne Homes With Rental Assistance Applications
Boston, MA – Staff from Metro Housing|Boston and Beacon Communities assisted more than fifty-five residents of Georgetowne Homes in Hyde Park recently in completing applications for rental assistance. Georgetowne Homes is managed by Beacon Communities.
Emergency rental assistance programs such as RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition) provide financial help to families that are experiencing housing instability and facing eviction. The funds can be used for housing-related expenses such as rental arrearages, security deposits, first and last month’s rent, utility arrearages, and moving expenses.
Since July 1, 2021, Metro Housing has distributed $127 million to 14,532 families in Greater Boston. The average amount distributed to each household was $8,739.
“I had two hip replacements and fell behind in my rent,” said Georgetowne Homes resident Kinnie Jones. The help from Georgetowne Homes and Metro Housing is really going to help me catch up. I am truly grateful for the help.”
“Metro Housing and Beacon Communities have forged an effective partnership in preventing evictions at Georgetowne Homes and other Beacon properties,” said Chris Norris, Executive Director of Metro Housing. “By reaching out directly to residents who have rental arrears, we have been able to keep families in their homes by making sure that they benefit from available financial resources.”
“The residents of Georgetowne Homes benefit greatly from having a case manager from Metro Housing directly on site, not just for this recent event, but each and every week,” said Renee Suchy, Resident Services Coordinator at Georgetowne Homes. “This allows for better communication and follow up between residents, the Management Office, and Metro Housing to complete financial assistance applications and submit necessary documents in a timely manner.”
Families in need of emergency rental assistance may apply by completing an online application at bit.ly/MARentRelief.
About Metro Housing|Boston
Serving more than 25,000 households annually, Metro Housing|Boston is dedicated to mobilizing wide-ranging resources to provide innovative and personalized services that assist families in avoiding homelessness, maintain housing stability, and achieve economic security. With more than 30 years’ experience piloting and implementing housing programs, it has solidified their position as an industry-leading expert on navigating the affordable housing field. Metro Housing|Boston is committed to making sure that every person in Greater Boston will always have a place to call home. Visit www.metrohousingboston.org, facebook.com/MetroHousingBoston , or follow on Twitter at @MetroHousingBos.
About Beacon Communities LLC
Beacon Communities LLC is a privately owned real estate firm that develops, acquires, invests in, and manages a wide range of multi-family housing. Their portfolio includes affordable housing, market rate housing and mixed income-housing. Their developments range from new construction, to historic adaptive reuse, to the renovation of existing housing. They take on challenging developments and make them succeed. Their driving passion is to create well-designed, healthy homes that improve the quality of life of their residents and enhance the neighborhoods in which they are located. For more information about Beacon Communities LLC please visit www.beaconcommunitiesllc.com.
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